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I am running IE 6.0, winxp pro. The problem I am having is that I am unable to change the value for days to keep pages in history. That link is greyed out. I have tried everything, and have made sure that there are no virus' or spyware on my computer. Any help would be greatly appreciated.
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Hi quesnay! Welcome to G2G!

If you are comfortable with editting items in your computer's registiry, do the following:

Go to START-->RUN and type regedit. The REGISTRY EDITOR window will now open. Once it's open highlight MY COMPUTER by left clicking on it once. Then click on FILE-->EXPORT. Save the file as backup.reg and save it to MY DOCUMENTS. This will create a backup of your computer's registry.

Now regarding the grayed out History settings.... Inside the Registry Editor, navigate to the following entries:
  • [HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\Software\Policies\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Restrictions
  • [HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Policies\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Restrictions.
In each of these, check for the value Btn_History in the right pane. If found, modify the value from 1 to 0 (zero).


Also check the key HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Policies\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Control Panel. The History value in the right pane should be 0 (zero).

Of course make sure that Internet Explorer is closed before doing this. Once you have changed the values, try opening up IE and checking to see if you can now modify the Days to keep pages in history setting. If you can't, reboot your computer and try again.

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Edited by Fenor, 14 May 2006 - 06:14 PM.

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There are no Restrictions in the registry. After I click internet explorer, there is only control panel for [HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE and HKEY_CURRENT_USER[
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Is it possible that you have some sort of program that is protecting the history?

Lets take a look at what you have installed on your computer. Please download HiJackThis (from the link in my signature) Install it, and double-click on the HiJackThis.exe icon. On the first screen click on Open the Misc Tools Section...on the next screen, click on the Open Uninstall Manager button and click on Save List on the next screen. Save it to your desktop so it is easy to find. Once saved, open up the saved file, located on your desktop, and copy and paste everything in it in your next post.

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Edited by Fenor, 15 May 2006 - 08:51 PM.

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Edit: unfortunately....you have to purchase the weapons packs for pocket tanks...i know because i love the game...and i purchased all the weapons packs...they aren't free...

Edited by dsenette, 02 October 2006 - 11:32 AM.

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