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How to cause the Internet Explorer Welcome screen to appear

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SUMMARY
This article describes how to cause the "Welcome - Microsoft InternetExplorer" screen to appear after you have cleared the "Show this next timeyou log in" check box in the Welcome screen.
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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 notavailable on the Advanced tab, follow these steps (these steps do not addthe "Show welcome message each time I log on" check box to the Advancedtab):
  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 theAdvanced 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 itis 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 itis listed.
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Article ID: 175374 - Last Review: 01/22/2007 18:02:37 - Revision: 5.2

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