There are no options under Settings on the Advanced tab of the "Internet Options" dialog box in Windows Internet Explorer 7

Problem description

In Windows Internet Explorer 7, you discover that there are no options under Settings on the Advanced tab of the Internet Options dialog box. This article helps you fix the problem.

To have us fix this problem for you, go to the “Fix it for me” section. If you would rather fix this problem yourself, go to the “Let me fix it myself” section.

Note To see the Internet Options dialog box, click Internet Options on the Tools menu in Internet Explorer.

Fix it for me

To fix this problem automatically, click the Fix this problem link. Then, click Run in the File Download dialog box, and follow the steps in this wizard.

Note This wizard may be in English only; however, the automatic fix also works for other language versions of Windows.

Note If you are not on the computer that has the problem, you can save the automatic fix to a flash drive or to a CD, and then you can run it on the computer that has the problem.

Now go to the "Did this fix the problem?" section.

Let me fix it myself

Important This section, method, or task contains steps that tell you how to modify the registry. However, serious problems might occur if you modify the registry incorrectly. Therefore, make sure that you follow these steps carefully. For added protection, back up the registry before you modify it. Then, you can restore the registry if a problem occurs. For more information about how to back up and restore the registry, click the following article number to view the article in the Microsoft Knowledge Base:
322756 How to back up and restore the registry in Windows
  1. Click Start, and then click Run.
  2. In the Open box, type cmd, and then press ENTER.
  3. Type the following command, and then press ENTER:
    regsvr32 /n /i inetcpl.cpl
Now go to the "Did this fix the problem?" section.

Did this fix the problem

Check whether the problem is fixed. If the problem is fixed, you are finished with this article. If the problem is not fixed, you can contact support.


This problem occurs if the following registry subkey is missing. This problem also occurs if some entries in the following subkey are missing:

HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\AdvancedOptions

Article ID: 928849 - Last Review: Sep 28, 2011 - Revision: 1