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Standard User GeoffB
(fountain of knowledge) Wed 17-Jul-13 17:58:20
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Can't set default home page


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My neighbour is getting annoyed because he used to have AltaVista as his home page but now, when he fires up IE8 it flashes AltaVista in the webpage bar for a second or two and then defaults to Yahoo. I've tried changing the default via the Tools menu to other things but it always ends up at the Yahoo page. AltaVista is in the box where you choose your homepage via the Internet Options tab but it seems to be ignored. He uses Windows Vista by the way.

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Standard User yarwell
(sensei) Wed 17-Jul-13 18:08:58
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I think it is setting home page correct, if I put altavista.com in my browser I end up at http://uk.yahoo.com/?p=us

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Standard User Kenneth
(legend) Wed 17-Jul-13 18:11:24
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AltaVista I am afraid is dead - see Among them is AltaVista, now slated to go dark on July 8

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Standard User camieabz
(sensei) Wed 17-Jul-13 18:22:57
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http://support.microsoft.com/kb/2493729

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Standard User GeoffB
(fountain of knowledge) Wed 17-Jul-13 20:10:30
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That explains it! Many thanks.

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