How to bypass “runonce” web page to save Internet Explorer 7 settings

After installing Internet Explorer 7 all users are supposed to save their settings, the IE automatically redirects the page to “” which redirects to “” till the user saves the settings to set their preferences such as the default search engine, whether turn on automatic Phishing Filter, language settings and so on.

Follow steps below to disable auto-direct to this web page. Two values should be added/modified in the registry, so that IE 7 will go to the home page instead of the external link above:

  1. 1. Open the regedit.exe applet.
  2. Go to registry key: HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main]
  3. Right-click this key and select New -> DWORD Value.
  4. On the right pane, create the new value to RunOnceComplete.
  5. Right-click RunOnceComplete and click “Modify” and set the value data to 1.
  6. Repeat Step 3 to Step 5 to create/modify the value name RunOnceHasShown and set the value data to 1.
  7. Restart the IE 7 to see if it still visits the Save settings web site.

To make changs via .REG file, create and use the one below:

Windows Registry Editor Version 5.00

[HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main]

Note: IE7 will query the two values RunOnceComplete and RunOnceHasShown every time it starts. If these values have been set as depicted above, IE will visit the home page set in the IE control panel.

For terminal server, you can set a log-on script, so that these two values will be added and set automatically when users connect to the server.



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