Internet Explorer - Reset in Windows 10

    Internet Explorer - Reset in Windows 10

    How to Reset Internet Explorer in Windows 10
    Published by Brink
    20 Oct 2015

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    How to Reset Internet Explorer in Windows 10

    information   Information
    Internet Explorer 11 comes with Windows 10.

    You can reset Internet Explorer settings to return them to the state they were in when Internet Explorer was first installed on your PC. This can be useful for troubleshooting problems that might be caused by settings changed after installation. Resetting Internet Explorer isn't reversible, and all previous settings are lost after reset.

    This tutorial will show you how to reset Internet Explorer back to default for your account in Windows 10.

    Note   Note
    Resetting includes:
    • Disable toolbars and add-ons
    • Default web browser settings
    • Privacy settings
    • Security settings
    • Advanced options
    • Tabbed browsing settings
    • Pop-up settings

    Delete personal settings includes: (optional)
    • Resets home pages
    • Search providers and Accelerators to default settings
    • Deletes temporary Internet files, history, cookies, web form information, ActiveX Filtering data, Tracking Protection data, Do Not Track data, and passwords.

    EXAMPLE: Internet Explorer Welcome (reset)
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    Here's How:

    1. Close all Internet Explorer windows.

    2. Open the Control Panel (icons view), and click/tap on the Internet Options (inetcpl.cpl) icon.

    3. Click/tap on the Advanced tab in Internet Properties, and click/tap on the Reset button. (see screenshot below)

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    4. Do step 5 or step 6 below for what you want to include when resetting Internet Explorer.

     5. Reset Internet Explorer without deleting personal settings

    A) Uncheck the Delete personal settings box, click/tap on Reset, and go to step 7 below. (see screenshot below)

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     6. Reset Internet Explorer and delete personal settings

    A) Check the Delete personal settings box, click/tap on Reset, and go to step 7 below. (see screenshot below)

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    7. When finished, click/tap on Close. (see screenshot below)

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    8. You'll need to restart your computer for these changes to take effect.

    That's it,

  1.    20 Oct 2015 #1
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    Good one Shawn, I use this if IE starts having stability problems, along with nuking everything with Ccleaner. Then optimize the system disk, and open up IE, let it sync what it sync's, for a few minutes, then set it back up, by going to my favorites and re-signing in.
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