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  Reply # 866947 27-Jul-2013 01:35
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Another idea, instead of running on startup replace all their IE shortcuts with shortcuts to the batch file, and have it set the homepage every time, then load IE. That way you avoid boot > install game > go to browse the net and oh noes the homepage changed.


Ah Ha that too was once my plan. We had an issue with a database program from an nz company called Acclipse at an accountants office. All the computers would only start IE and outlook in safemode when the acclipse toolbar (required for its features) was enabled.

Sorry i mean it would run fine in normal mode, but would always prompt the user to start it in safemode even though nothing was wrong because the acclipse toolbar was faulting on exit without actually faulting.

Anyhow when IE came to update itself via windows updates, the normal internet explorer icons got put back into place and staff stopped using our script icons that cleared the safemode flag then launched the application without them knowing anything had been fixed in the process. So i never bothered doing it that way again for IE which thankfully wasnt as bad as outlook. 




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  Reply # 866949 27-Jul-2013 01:54
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Huh, that's a shame. Just realised too that you can pass a url to iexplore, so "iexplore google.co.nz" would get you to the right place without even touching the registry if you wanted. And you can make the change just by altering the existing shortcuts with the url in the command line, so no batch file. You could try doing that and then setting the shortcut files as read only, but I have a feeling an IE installer would still find a way to ruin your day.

I don't have internet explorer icons up anymore since I don't use it, and I'm not going to play around with this anymore at 2am. I'd have to figure how to downgrade IE, do this thing, then upgrade IE and see if it overwrote the shortcuts or not, and then still no guarantee that the next update won't overwrite it anyway.

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  Reply # 866950 27-Jul-2013 01:59
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This might be more annoying than going around there to fix it every time but: teach her to install games in a virtual machine. They can install all the home pages they like then.


Annnd just re-read OP's post, and he talks of google chrome. All this fun IE talk for nothing.



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  Reply # 867024 27-Jul-2013 12:45
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oh, thank you everyone! ill have a watch of the video when the internet renews and ill see if i can fix her computer once and for all :P





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  Reply # 867043 27-Jul-2013 13:44
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All grand parents who wants a computer but can't trouble shoot one should get an iPad if they can live without flash ;p



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  Reply # 867199 27-Jul-2013 20:24
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joker97: All grand parents who wants a computer but can't trouble shoot one should get an iPad if they can live without flash ;p


thats actually a good idea





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  Reply # 867204 27-Jul-2013 20:33
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hamish225:
joker97: All grand parents who wants a computer but can't trouble shoot one should get an iPad if they can live without flash ;p


thats actually a good idea


Totally agree.

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