Fix RunOnce/Homepage Error in Internet Explorer 7

by Eric Geier [Published on 23 Sept. 2010 / Last Updated on 29 Sept. 2009]

Make IE load your homepage with this Registry fix.

After the installation of Internet Explorer 7, you might see a blank page instead of your Homepage, or it may keep loading the RunOnce URL ( To fix this issue, add the following registry keys:

Key: \Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main

Name: RunOnceHasShown
Type: dword
Value: 1

Name: RunOnceComplete
Type: dword
Value: 1

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The Author — Eric Geier

Eric Geier (Dayton, Ohio) is a Freelance  Tech Writer and Author specializing in computer networking. He's also the Founder and Owner of NoWiresSecurity, which provides a hosted cloud-based RADIUS service to help businesses easily secure their Wi-Fi networks with the Enterprise (802.1X) mode of WPA/WPA2 security. He’s also the Founder and Owner of On Spot Techs, which provides on-site computer and technology services.

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