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Stop First Run Page Load in IE7

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IE7: How to stop http://runonce.msn.com/runonce2.aspx from loading every time IE is started

I recently reinstalled my Internet Explorer 7 and since has been suffering from this nagging page load whenever I open IE7.

It's that msn page that is supposed to run only the first time you open IE7. Even after I complete the whole procedure and save the settings, IE7 makes it a point to load the msn settings page everytime I open it. So how do we fix it?

As always, a simple registry hack is the trick. Here is what you have to do:

  • Goto Start>Run> type in Regedit and hit enter

  • Navigate to the following Registry key :

    HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main

  • There on the right window pane, edit the following registry keys to these values or create them if they don't exist.

    Key Name                    Key Type       Value
    “RunOnceComplete”=   dword:         00000001
    “RunOnceHasShown”= dword:         00000001

  • Click OK and exit the registry.

Done!! No more nagging page loads on opening IE7 again. Happy Browsing!.

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