Remove RunOnce in Internet Explorer® 7.0

The Internet Explorer® 7.0 offers an option to users to customize certain settings for Internet Explorer®. As you open your Internet Explorer® and after you have configured your settings, the RunOnce page should no longer appear in subsequent executions; that is if it works in the approved manner. But sometimes the RunOnce page repeatedly occurs as soon as you have opened the Internet Explorer®. The cause of this error is when computer failing to recognize that occurrence of the RunOnce page error. In order to fix this problem, you need to manually instruct the computer that the RunOnce page has been shown already.

Mentioned below are solutions to solve RunOnce error:

  • Using the local group policy editor

  • Using the registry editor

  • Let a PC expert do it for you

Using the local group policy editor

The easiest way to fix this problem is by using the local group policy editor window. Launch it by going to Start>Run or in the search bar of Windows Vista® and Windows® 7 and entering ‘gpedit.msc’. This would launch the policy editor. Find the value named “prevent performance of first run customize setting” under local computer policy>administrative templates>windows components> Internet Explorer®to enable it. A drop down menu would also let you chose whether you want to go to the default Internet Explorer® home page or to your favorite homepage.

Using the registry editor

If you cannot change the setting using the local group policy editor, you may also try using the registry editor in fixing this error. You may go to start>run or the search bar and enter regedit. The value you want is located at HKEY_CURRENT_USER>software>Microsoft®> Internet Explorer®>main which is named as RunOnceHasShown. Change the setting to one and close the editor. You may now launch Internet Explorer® to see if the problem has been fixed.

Let a PC expert do it for you

Although the repair is relatively easy, users who have trouble doing it themselves or are unfamiliar with the tools indicated above should think about consulting a PC expert who may guide them on a personal level. Changing other settings in policy editor or registry editor, aside from those mentioned may produce undesirable results that would affect the performance of your computer.

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