The home page of Internet Explorer 7 in Windows Vista is reset after you install the cumulative security update for Internet Explorer MS09-014 (KB963027)

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SYMPTOMS

On a computer that is running Windows Vista, consider the following scenario:
  • You install the cumulative security update for Internet Explorer MS09-014 in Knowledge Base (KB) article 963027.
  • You restart the computer.
In this scenario, the home page is reset to the URL that is described under the Home_page item in the install.ins file in the %SystemRoot%\Program Files\Internet Explorer\SIGNUP folder.

CAUSE

This issue occurs because the update that is described in security update MS09-014 KB963027 reapplies Internet Explorer branding. This behavior can affect other Internet Explorer settings specified by the install.ins file, such as changing the Internet Explorer home page and re-adding favorites.

RESOLUTION

Security update information

To resolve this problem, install the most current cumulative security update for Internet Explorer. To install the most current update, visit the following Microsoft Web site:
http://windowsupdate.microsoft.com
For more technical information about the most current cumulative security update for Internet Explorer, visit the following Microsoft Web site:
http://www.microsoft.com/technet/security/current.aspx
Note This update was first included in security update MS09-034 KB 972260. For more information, click the following article number to view the article in the Microsoft Knowledge Base:
972260 MS09-034: Cumulative security update for Internet Explorer

STATUS

Microsoft has confirmed that this is a problem in the Microsoft products that are listed in the "Applies to" section.

MORE INFORMATION

For more information about how to reset Internet Explorer settings, click the following article number to view the article in the Microsoft Knowledge Base:
923737 How to reset Internet Explorer settings

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Article ID: 973926 - Last Review: July 28, 2009 - Revision: 1.0
APPLIES TO
  • Windows Internet Explorer 7 in Windows Vista
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