Pixelpands

Hi everyone has anyone has this problem. i was using IE 7 Beta with no problems and then was asked to upgrade when the version came out. upon updating i have the customise your settings page (http://runonce.msn.com/runonce2.aspx) coming up with a blue background and nothing else. I have done everything that microsoft sent me but no joy. It means my Homepage will not come up until this has been set. but as i can not see it i can not set it up . i can just type my website in and then it seems ok its just i can not use the homepage setting even though my home page is set as before.
This is driving me to dispair and i am ready to dump the thing but then i remembered i need IE for my website and other websites to view HTML and normal view as mozilla will only give HTML .
IF anyone can help I would be so grateful.
Thanks for listening to my groans about this programme and hopefully someone out there will beable to help.



Re: Internet Explorer Web Development Customize your settings window is blank

Ian Dev

Hi,

I had this problem as well, then I added another user and found that the customise worked fine on that account!

Well I've now cheated by making another account and renaming the !st, moving all my settings over and deleting the 1st account - all works fine now.

Not the way to do it I'm sure - but it works.

Ian





Re: Internet Explorer Web Development Customize your settings window is blank

John Sudds - MSFT

You can use the following registry key to skip past the settings screen:

HKLM\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main\DisableFirstRunCustomize = (DWORD) 1

It doesn't fix the problem per se, but you should be able to start IE with your home page.






Re: Internet Explorer Web Development Customize your settings window is blank

Martin Hurtubise

Hi John, I have tried the solution you've proposed. I am unsure as to how to use the key. Would you shed some light on how to use the key

Thanks,





Re: Internet Explorer Web Development Customize your settings window is blank

kimw72

You just need to create the key and then reboot your computer, then go in to IE7 and your original home page should display instead of the "runonce..." site.



Re: Internet Explorer Web Development Customize your settings window is blank

DisturbSanity

The following (as opposed to the above and other methods, for reasons I cannot explain) worked for me and others I have suggested it to.

Go to regedit (chose 'run', type 'regedit', enter) - If you use Vista go to 'start', type 'regedit' in the search-area.

Go to HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main (stay in Main, don't go to Default Feeds)

Add a new DWORD (in Vista, chose either 32-bit or 64-bit. If you don't know, chose one and if nothing happens, delete the DWORDs and chose the other).

Name the DWORD: RunOnceComplete

Change the value to one. Either do it in the binary or simply double-click and change from '0' to '1' (Hex)

Make another DWORD: RunOnceHasShown (Again, value '1')

This should do the trick.

If it doesn't, try doing the same procedure with HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE....Main.

Hope it will help you and other with the annoying IE7 issue.






Re: Internet Explorer Web Development Customize your settings window is blank

eiei47

Thank you "disturb sanity." Your solution does work!!! Even Microsoft Help & Support couldn't help me!!!!!



Re: Internet Explorer Web Development Customize your settings window is blank

Martin Hurtubise

Thanks DisturbSanity. It did solve my problem.

Martin





Re: Internet Explorer Web Development Customize your settings window is blank

Young David

I am having exactly the same problem and I've not been able to resolve it.

If you do find out how to overcome this problem I'd be very grateful if you'd let me know the answer.

I spoke with Technical support and they are unable to help, they told me that they are experiencing many problems with this Explorer 7 which is forced up on users!

Since Ex 7 has been installed, I've experienced nothing but problems with my Outlook Explorer, system keeps blocking and when it does work its very very slow indeed.

regards

David Y





Re: Internet Explorer Web Development Customize your settings window is blank

Smooth

Hi DisturbSanity, Your information that you gave worked but just one thing,it didn't work on the first part but as you said about trying it on HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE....Main This did so do i need to delete the first part or just leave it as it is.

Many Thanks





Re: Internet Explorer Web Development Customize your settings window is blank

Mama Wilder

I have also had this same problem. However, if you click on the little house on the toolbar, your homepage link will be displayed and you are taken there.

I wish that Microsoft would fix the blank page problem. I would like to step up my Internet.

Mama Wilder





Re: Internet Explorer Web Development Customize your settings window is blank

DaveTheElder

Thanks much. I was getting the blank "Runonce" window and your registry changes did the trick.



Re: Internet Explorer Web Development Customize your settings window is blank

austipe

Thanks so much for this. It has worked. The blank run once IE7 problem has been bugging me and my system for months. Thanks again.



Re: Internet Explorer Web Development Customize your settings window is blank

Claudiu Lupu

Thank you DisturbSanity ! This is the solution to that problem.

PS

No need to restart the system in order to apply this setting.






Re: Internet Explorer Web Development Customize your settings window is blank

tweaker56#

Your fix is awesome and easy with your great directions

Thanks