How to cause the Internet Explorer Welcome screen to appear

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Important This article contains information about editing the registry. Before you edit the registry, you should first make a backup copy of the registry files (System.dat and User.dat). Both are hidden files in the Windows folder.
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SUMMARY

This article describes how to cause the "Welcome - Microsoft Internet Explorer" screen to appear after you have cleared the "Show this next time you log in" check box in the Welcome screen.

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Warning Using Registry Editor incorrectly can cause serious problems that may require you to reinstall your operating system. Microsoft cannot guarantee that problems resulting from the incorrect use of Registry Editor can be solved. Use Registry Editor at your own risk.

For information about how to edit the registry, view the "Changing Keys And Values" Help topic in Registry Editor (Regedit.exe) or the "Add and Delete Information in the Registry" and "Edit Registry Data" Help topics in Regedt32.exe. Note that you should back up the registry before you edit it.

To cause the "Welcome - Microsoft Internet Explorer" screen to appear, follow these steps in Internet Explorer:
  1. On the View menu, click Internet Options.
  2. On the Advanced tab, click the "Show welcome message each time I log on" check box to select it, and then click OK.
  3. Quit Internet Explorer, and then restart your computer.
Note If the "Show welcome message each time I log on" check box is not available on the Advanced tab, follow these steps (these steps do not add the "Show welcome message each time I log on" check box to the Advanced tab):
  1. Click Start, and then click Run.
  2. In the Open box, type the following line, and then click OK:
    welcome.exe
  3. To cause the "Welcome - Microsoft Internet Explorer" screen to appear when you start your computer, verify that the Show this next time you log in check box is selected on the Welcome screen.
  4. Click the X in the upper right corner to close the window or to select an option from the available selections.
To add the Show welcome message each time I log on check box to the Advanced tab, use Registry Editor to follow these steps:

Verify that the following values exist under the appropriate registry key:

Internet Explorer 4.0 and 4.01:
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\AdvancedOptions\Browse\SHOWIE4
   CheckedValue     0x00000001
   DefaultValue     0x00000001
   HelpID           iexplore.hlp#00000
   HKeyRoot         0x80000001
   RegPath          Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Explorer
                       \Tips
   Text             Show welcome message each time I log on
   Type             Checkbox
   UncheckedValue   0x00000000
   ValueName        SHOWIE4
				
If a string or DWORD value is missing, add it in the location in which it is listed.

Internet Explorer 5:
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\AdvancedOptions\Browse\SHOWIE4
   CheckedValue     0x00000001
   DefaultValue     0x00000001
   HelpID           iexplore.hlp#00000
   HKeyRoot         0x80000001
   RegPath          Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Explorer
                       \Tips
   Text             Show welcome message each time I log on
   Type             Checkbox
   UncheckedValue   0x00000000
   ValueName        ShowIE4
				
If a string or DWORD value is missing, add it in the location in which it is listed.

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Article ID: 175374 - Last Review: January 22, 2007 - Revision: 5.2
APPLIES TO
  • Microsoft Internet Explorer 5.0
  • Microsoft Internet Explorer 4.01 Service Pack 1
  • Microsoft Internet Explorer 4.0 128-Bit Edition
  • Microsoft Internet Explorer 5.0
  • Microsoft Internet Explorer 4.01 Service Pack 1
  • Microsoft Internet Explorer 4.0 128-Bit Edition
  • Microsoft Internet Explorer 4.0 128-Bit Edition
  • Microsoft Internet Explorer 4.01 128-Bit Edition
  • Microsoft Internet Explorer 5.0
  • Microsoft Internet Explorer 5.01
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