With the original MSN Explorer, a user was unable to change their home page from the browser's default site, MSN.com. Microsoft has since rectified the issue by offering MSN users a free upgrade to a special version of Internet Explorer 8 which has been optimised for MSN users. The browser initially sets the default home page as MSN.com, but users are able to permanently change their home page to any other non-malicious site on the web.
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Things you need
- Internet Explorer 8
Open Internet Explorer by clicking the Start menu in the lower right corner of your screen.
Enter the URL of your desired home page into the address bar.
Click the arrow on the right side of the Home button (indicated by a small house icon). Select the "Add or Change Home Page" button. A new dialogue box will appear with options for changing your home page.
Click the button that reads "Use this webpage as your only home page" and click "Yes." This will save whatever site you are visiting as the browser's home page.
Close the browser, and reopen Internet Explorer 8. The browser will automatically direct you to the website you selected as your new home page.
Tips and warnings
- Never visit or set your home page to potentially malicious websites. Internet Explorer 8 is optimised for the protection of its users and integrated with other Windows security measures, so the browser will reset its home page to MSN.com if the home page has been tampered with by "browser hijacking" software.
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