Change Internet Explorer Advanced settings

This information applies to Windows Internet Explorer 7 and Windows Internet Explorer 8.

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What can I set in Advanced settings?

The Advanced tab contains settings for various Internet Explorer options, organized by category. Most of these settings can be changed elsewhere in Internet Explorer, but you might find it helpful to change them from this central location. If a setting has an asterisk (*) next to it, you will have to close Internet Explorer and restart it before that change will take effect.

To change Internet Explorer Advanced settings

  1. Open Internet Explorer by clicking the Start button Picture of the Start button, and then clicking Internet Explorer.

  2. Click the Tools button, and then click Internet Options.

  3. Click the Advanced tab.

What does Restore Advanced Settings do?

This feature resets Internet Explorer options to their default settings (as they were when you first installed Internet Explorer).

What does Reset Internet Explorer settings do?

This feature restores Internet Explorer to the condition it was in when you first installed it. Although this option will reset nearly every user setting in Internet Explorer, it doesn't delete your favorites, feeds, or Group Policy settings.