How to change the home page and the search provider in Internet Explorer
The retired, out-of-support Internet Explorer 11 desktop application has been permanently disabled through a Microsoft Edge update on certain versions of Windows 10. For more information, see Internet Explorer 11 desktop app retirement FAQ.
This article provides a solution to change the homepage and search provider in Internet Explorer.
Original product version: Internet Explorer
Original KB number: 2607234
To change the home page or the search provider in Internet Explorer , visit the website that is appropriate for your operating system and the version of Internet Explorer that you are running. About how to find out which version of Internet Explorer you're using, refer to More information section.
How to change the home page in Internet Explorer
How to change the search provider in Internet Explorer
To find out which version of Internet Explorer you're using, the cipher strength (SSL) it is using, the product identification number, or to see when the latest update was applied, use one of the following steps:
- Open Internet Explorer from the Start screen. Swipe in from the right edge of the screen, and then tap Settings. (If you're using a mouse, point to the lower-right corner of the screen, move up the mouse pointer, and then click Settings.) Then tap or click About.
- Open the desktop, and then open the desktop version of Internet Explorer. Tap or click the Tools button, and then tap or click About Internet Explorer.
- Open Internet Explorer, click Help in the Menu bar, and then click About Internet Explorer.