How to change the home page and the search provider in Internet Explorer

Applies to: Internet Explorer 11Internet Explorer 10Internet Explorer 9


To change the home page or the search provider in Windows Internet Explorer, visit the website that is appropriate for your operating system and the version of Internet Explorer that you are running. Find out which version of Internet Explorer you're using.

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Find out which version of Internet Explorer you're using

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 the mouse pointer up, 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 buttonButton , and then tap or click About Internet Explorer.
  • Open Internet Explorer, click Help in the Menu bar, and then click About Internet Explorer.