Internet Explorer Active Setup Starts the Wrong ADDON Page

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Article ID: 192225 - View products that this article applies to.
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IMPORTANT: This article contains information about editing the registry. Before you edit the registry, make sure you understand how to restore it if a problem occurs. For information about how to do this, view the "Restoring the Registry" Help topic in Regedit.exe or the "Restoring a Registry Key" Help topic in Regedt32.exe.
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SYMPTOMS

When you try to add a component to Internet Explorer by using Internet Explorer Active Setup, Internet Explorer may go to a Web site other than the Internet Explorer Addon page.

CAUSE

This behavior can occur if the registry has an incorrect value for the Internet Explorer Addon page.

RESOLUTION

WARNING: Using Registry Editor incorrectly can cause serious problems that may require you to reinstall Windows 95. Microsoft cannot guarantee that problems resulting from the incorrect use of Registry Editor can be solved. Use Registry Editor at your own risk.

NOTE: For information about how to edit the registry, view the Changing Keys And Values online Help topic in Registry Editor (Regedit.exe). Note that you should make a backup copy of the registry files (System.dat and User.dat) before you edit the registry.

To resolve this issue, use Registry Editor to add the Addon_URL value to the following registry key if it does not already exist:
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main
Modify the value data of the Addon_URL value appropriately:

Microsoft Windows 95

http://www.microsoft.com/ie/ie401/download/rtw/x86/en/download/ addon95.htm

Microsoft Windows NT 4.0

http://www.microsoft.com/ie/ie401/download/rtw/x86/en/download/ addonnt.htm
NOTE: These locations are the default Internet locations for updates. If you have a different local page for addons, you can place the appropriate local Web address in the appropriate registry key.

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Article ID: 192225 - Last Review: February 23, 2007 - Revision: 3.2
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  • Microsoft Internet Explorer 1.0
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  • Microsoft Internet Explorer 5.0
  • Microsoft Internet Explorer 5.01
  • Microsoft Internet Explorer 5.5
  • Microsoft Windows 98 Standard Edition
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