How to get IE to stop going home on first install

Jan 22, 2008 10:01 · 85 words · 1 minute read gadgets

This is a note for me so that I don’t have to search too hard next time. When I build VMs I usually like to be completely disconnected and never connect to the internet. But then things like IE7 force me to connect at least once so that it can go to http://go.microsoft.com/fwlink/?LinkId=74005 at least one time. I hate that. To solve the problem add two DWORD values to the registry under HKLMSoftwareMicrosoftInternet ExplorerMain: RunOnceHasShown and RunOnceComplete. The values should be set to 1. Ahhh