Internet Explorer Active Setup Starts the Wrong ADDON Page

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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 itif a problem occurs. For information about how to do this, view the"Restoring the Registry" Help topic in Regedit.exe or the "Restoring aRegistry Key" Help topic in Regedt32.exe.
SYMPTOMS
When you try to add a component to Internet Explorer by using InternetExplorer Active Setup, Internet Explorer may go to a Web site other thanthe Internet Explorer Addon page.
CAUSE
This behavior can occur if the registry has an incorrect value for theInternet Explorer Addon page.
RESOLUTION
WARNING: Using Registry Editor incorrectly can cause serious problemsthat may require you to reinstall Windows 95. Microsoft cannot guaranteethat problems resulting from the incorrect use of Registry Editor can besolved. Use Registry Editor at your own risk.

NOTE: For information about how to edit the registry, view the ChangingKeys And Values online Help topic in Registry Editor (Regedit.exe). Notethat you should make a backup copy of the registry files (System.dat andUser.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 notalready exist:
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main
Modify the value data of the Addon_URL value appropriately:

Microsoft Windows 95

Microsoft Windows NT 4.0

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: 01/07/2015 07:13:56 - Revision: 3.2

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