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    Reset Internet Explorer to Default in Windows 10

    Reset Internet Explorer to Default in Windows 10

    How to Reset Internet Explorer to Default in Windows 10
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    31 Mar 2017
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    How to Reset Internet Explorer to Default 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,
    Shawn



  1. Posts : 14,928
    Microsoft Windows 10 Pro 64-bit 14393, Windows 10 Insider Fast Ring, Windows 8.1 Update, Ubuntu
       20 Oct 2015 #1

    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.
      My ComputersSystem Spec


  2. Posts : 16
    64 bits Windows 10 home
       16 Jan 2017 #2

    Hi Shawn,
    thank you for this. I have also checked out the tricks you gave on Seven forum.
    I know it is possible to hide tabs from Internet Options with registry keys. But is it possible to set the internet options (to check/uncheck boxes, to set values etc.) with cmd / PS / registry ?
    Thank you very much !
      My ComputerSystem Spec


  3. Posts : 20,776
    64-bit Windows 10 Pro build 16199
    Thread Starter
       16 Jan 2017 #3

    Hello Govi59,

    If you know the registry value for the IE setting, then sure you could use a cmd, PS, or .reg to change the value.
      My ComputersSystem Spec


  4. Posts : 16
    64 bits Windows 10 home
       16 Jan 2017 #4

    Haha ! My question was rather : which are the commands / registry keys to change ?
      My ComputerSystem Spec


  5. Posts : 20,776
    64-bit Windows 10 Pro build 16199
    Thread Starter
       16 Jan 2017 #5

    LOL.

    The tutorials below from W7 include .reg files to add and remove tabs in Internet Options to help. They'll work in W10 as well. You can edit the .reg files to see the registry values.

    Internet Options - "General" Tab - Add or Remove

    Internet Options - "Privacy" Tab - Add or Remove

    Internet Options - "Programs" Tab - Add or Remove

    Internet Options - "Security" Tab - Add or Remove
      My ComputersSystem Spec


  6. Posts : 16
    64 bits Windows 10 home
       16 Jan 2017 #6

    Sorry again, maybe I'm not clear enough :
    which are the commands (or registry keys) to set the internet options (not to block / remove tabs, but to set values, to check/uncheck boxes etc. !)
      My ComputerSystem Spec


  7. Posts : 20,776
    64-bit Windows 10 Pro build 16199
    Thread Starter
       16 Jan 2017 #7

    I'm still waking up this morning as well.

    That will depend on the internet options you wanted to set. There are way too many to list here though.

    If you have any specific settings, it would be good to create a new thread for those instead.
      My ComputersSystem Spec


  8. Posts : 16
    64 bits Windows 10 home
       16 Jan 2017 #8

    Right on !
      My ComputerSystem Spec


 

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