Here's the message that I thought I remembered. Note all use of upper and lower case in the names of the registry entries and _always_ remember to back up your registry before editing in case of problems: Internet Explorer - Prevent Changing of Home Page by Vic Ferri Question: Is there some way by the registry where I can prevent my children from continously changing our set home page in Internet Explorer. They know that it can be done by dragging a page icon to the home button and also by going to Internet Options so I am hoping there is a way to prevent both methods from being used by some registry edit because the registry is one area they don't know about whatsoever. I am using IE 6 and Windows XP Home edition. Answer: This is a frequently asked question and the answer is Yes. Both methods of changing the Internet Explorer home page can be disabled with a simple registry edit. First, close all IE Windows. Then click Start>Run and type regedit. Click OK and navigate to this key: HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Policies\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Control Panel In the right hand pane, right click a blank area and choose New>DWORD value Name it HomePage Double click it and assign it a Value data of 1 Exit the registry and then test the result by opening IE and trying to change your home page. You should not be able to. If you try to drag a page icon to the Home button, a circle with an X will appear indicating the move isn't possible. If you click Tools>Internet Options>General tab, you will see that the home page entry and associated buttons to make changes are greyed out, Notes: To re-enable the ability to change your home page, just change the registry value from 1 to 0. If all the keys are not present under the Policies key you can create them. For example if all you have is HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Policies\ you would right click the Polices key and choose New Key and name it Microsoft Then under Microsoft, you would create another key named Internet Explorer and then under Internet Explorer you would create a third key named Control Panel so that if you copied the key name you wouild end up with: HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Policies\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Control Panel The location of the home page entry in the registry is at this key: HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main The string value Start Page in the right hand side contains the url of your home page. This is handy to know in the event that your home page is changed through the registry. If that were to happen while you have the changing of your home page disabled, the new url entered would take over and it would then become that page that you cannot change in the normal way.