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In Internet Explorer 10 Metro, how do you change the home page?

How I can set an home page to Modern UI IE10 in Windows 8?

It appears to show the latest open tabs, or a blank one.

I don't want neither, the first for a privacy issue, the second because I want my home page, instead of the about:blank.

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marked as duplicate by Journeyman Geek, Xavierjazz, Moab, soandos, sblair Oct 31 '12 at 1:30

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You would not need to edit any registry settings. You can simply open IE in Desktop mode and click on Tools -> Internet Options -> General and set your home page. IE would open this page even on opening it as a Modern UI. – AbhishekGirish Oct 31 '12 at 0:07
@AbhishekGirish does not work, there is no home page anymore, there is what is called a start page which can have more than one link. Horrid to navigate unless you have a touchscreen. – Moab Oct 31 '12 at 0:46
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You will need to edit the registry - specifically:

Windows Registry Editor Version 5.00

[HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main]
"Local Page"=""
"Start Page"=""
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It worked! My local page was set to c:\windows\system32\blank.html – Magnetic_dud Oct 31 '12 at 0:35

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