How do I re-enable InPrivate Browsing

July 13, 2010 at 13:06:39
Specs: Windows XP
I uninstalled InPrivate Browsing and would like to re-install it. Below is the method I used to Uninstall....

Any thoughts??

1) Right-click on your desktop and select "New"..."Text Document".

2) Name it to something like "IE8 IPSafeMode.reg"

Note the changed file extension from .txt to .reg

3) Save the change and if prompted tell Windows you know you changed the file extension to .reg

4) Right-click on the file you just made and select "Edit".

notepad should open

Copy the following text and paste it into that Notepad file:

Windows Registry Editor Version 5.00

[HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Policies\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Privacy]

(There should only be 4 lines so correct it in notepad to contain only 4 lines.... in this order......
Line 1 starts "windows registry......
Line 2 is open space
line 3 starts.." [HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\.......
Line 4 starts "EnableInPrivateBrowsing"=dword:00000000

5) Save the file and then close it.

6) Double-click the will be prompted .. if you want to add those changes into the Registry. Select Yes.

7) Reopen IE8 ....... InPrivate mode should now be disabled

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July 13, 2010 at 13:42:31
Did you save a backup copy of your registry before you made the changes?

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July 13, 2010 at 14:12:30
I don't believe so

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July 13, 2010 at 15:37:56
Have you tried making another file called inprivateturnon.reg? If not, follow what Stubbo of Oz wrote in THIS post. Let us know if it work for you.


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July 14, 2010 at 13:51:48
Yep - It worked!

Thanks much

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