How to Change the Internet Explorer Homepage

by Contributor ; Updated September 28, 2017

Items you will need

  • Computer with active connection to the Internet

  • Internet Explorer Version 7

The first page you see when you open up your Internet browser is known as your homepage. Your homepage is a reflection of you. It indicates your personal interests and lets others know what is the most important thing for you to see each time you go online. Your homepage personalizes your Internet experience. With Internet Explorer, it is possible to set your homepage to any page on the Internet you desire. It is remarkably easy to do, and you can change your homepage as often as the mood strikes you. In just a few simple steps, you too can change your homepage on Internet Explorer.

Set Your Home Page in Internet Explorer

Open up Internet Explorer on your computer. If it isn't already installed, visit the Microsoft Web site to download the latest version (see Resources below).

Select 'Tools' from the tool bar.

Click on 'Internet Options.'

Find the 'Home Page' heading and accompanying text box.

Type in the URL of your desired home page into the empty text box.

Hit 'OK.' You have now successfully changed your home page.


  • Viruses are one of the banes of the Internet. Malicious hackers and programmers design viruses that will destroy your computer's hard drive or make your operating system freeze. Viruses are disseminated through email or deposited on Web sites for you to unwittingly pick up as you surf. While Internet Explorer does not come with anti-virus software already installed, you can buy such software for yourself and it is readily available online and in stores. Changing you Internet Explorer homepage, as described by this guide, is done using Internet Explorer version 7. If you are running a prior version, you may need to upgrade your browser.

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