IE 7 installation problems

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Internet Explorer
Microsoft Windows XP
When I install IE 7 On my Xp SP 2 machine. Initially it works fine, but when I power down, the next time I power up it does not connect me to my ISP. When go through tools to internet options the home page has been changed to a Microsoft Web page

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Have you tried reinstalling Internet Explorer 7?

I would uninstall IE7, delete the registry keys associated with it (be careful; you may want to use a program to get rid of these entries, CCleaner or WiseRegistry, for example). And then reinstall it. I’ve heard of the Windows Genuine Advantage Validation Tool doing this a few times, so you may want to update your computer to get the latest of that as well.

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  • Robert Stewart
    Quick question?? When you click the Internet Explorer icon, you say it goes to a Microsoft Website, if so then it is going to the internet just not the home page you want. If this is the case click the internet explorer icon let it load the Microsoft Webpage, now type the address of the isp home page in the address bar of the page you want to be your home page. Once your selected home page has come up, click the Tools menu option, then click intenet options, under Home Page then click use current, click apply, click OK. If this is not the case meaning your not getting to the internet at all when you click the Internet Explorer icon, try what Schmidtw suggests by uninstalling Internet Explorer 7 in the Add and Remove Programs list under Control panel ( make sure you click the checkbox show updates). This uninstalls Internet Explorer and upon reboot will install Internet Explorer 6.0 if this is an Windows XP computer. After reboot click on the Internet Explorer bar it will probably go to a default MSN page or Microsoft Live sign on page, just type in the address you want to use as your home page and follow the instructions listed in the first paragraph on how to make a website your home page. Sorry if I do not understand your problem clearly but sounds like you have internet, its just not opening to the page you want. I say this because you state it opens up a Microsoft Webpage, and if it will open a Microsoft Website page you have an internet connection that is working.
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