Restore IE default AutoSearch Page

by Wayne Maples [Published on 20 April 2004 / Last Updated on 20 April 2004]

If something changes your default search page, to put it back, go to the following registry key :

Hive: HKEY CURRENT USER
Key: Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\SearchUrl

and double click the default entry in the right pane of registry editor. Enter http://home.microsoft.com/access/autosearch.asp?p=%s in the Edit String dialog box. Once you restart your PC, IE's default search page should be back.

This should work for IE under NT, W2K, XP and later versions of Windows.

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