How to Restore the Background Bitmap on the Internet Explorer Toolbars

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256986 Description of the Microsoft Windows Registry
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This article describes how to restore the default background for the Internet Explorer and Outlook Express toolbars if the background has been changed by your Internet content provider (ICP), Internet service provider (ISP), or the Microsoft Internet Explorer Administration Kit (IEAK).
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To restore the background bitmap for the toolbar, delete the BackBitmapIE5 string value under the following registry key:
HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Toolbar
For information about customizing Internet Explorer, please see the following articles in the Microsoft Knowledge Base:
176713 How to Restore the Animated Internet Explorer Logo
176497 How to Change the Internet Explorer Window Title
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