How do I turn off the "Set Up Windows Internet Explorer 8" pop-up???

I've been a happy Windows user since version 3.0. I like Windows. But now I've gone and downloaded IE8. After downloading it, I responded to the selections presented in the "Set Up Windows IE8 pop-up window. I manage six user accounts, so I've become pretty familiar with it. But I don't have time to delve in deeply and learn how to use all these features right now. They may be great features; we are just too busy. So I just want to know one simple thing. HOW DO I GET IE 8 TO STOP INCESSANTLY INTERUPTING ME WITH THE "SET UP WINDOWS IE 8" POP-UP?  I thought the original idea of personal computing was that we were supposed to be able to tell the computer what to do; not that the computer should tell us when we need to learn about a particular feature. If I don't hear about how to stop this pretty soon (and I have searched), I'm going to uninstall IE 8.
C. Steven Rorke
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Last updated May 21, 2018 Views 99,004 Applies to:
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I found a GPO IE7/8 setting called 'Prevent performance of First Run Customize settings' and once enabled you can set the option to 'Skip Customize Settings, and go directly to the user's home page.'

I located the inetres.adm file for IE8 settings found in c:\windows\ie8\ folder on a server with IE8 installed.  I imported this adm file to a new GPO I created called 'Disable IE8 First Run Customize Settings Wizard' enabled the 'Prevent performance of First Run Customize settings' and set it to go to user's home page under computer configuration.  I applied this to the Terminal Servers OU and ran gpupdate on all of our terminal servers.  This looks to be the fix.


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Hi Sarvoth,

Thanks for posting.

When you say "I tried placing all of these edits into the HKEY_USERS\. Default profile", are you putting the reg changes in the correct path "HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main "?

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