Solved Still struggling with removing inprivate browsing windows 8

March 28, 2013 at 10:33:23
Specs: Windows 8
How can I remove inprivate browsing? I have tried the following. Thank you in advance.
Step 1: Go to Start, then Run and type in gpedit.msc.

run gpedit msc

Step 2: Now navigate to the following section:

Computer Configuration / Administrative Templates / Windows Components / Internet Explorer / InPrivate

group policy inprivate

Step 3: Now on the right-hand side, go ahead and double-click Turn off InPrivate Browsing and choose Enabled.

turn off inprivate browsing

You can turn it off for only the currently logged on user by simply going under User Configuration first.

If you keep looking, you will also see the options for turning off InPrivate Filtering, not collecting InPrivate Filtering data, and setting the InPrivate Filtering Threshold. Enjoy!

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

gpedit.msc. cannot be found on my computer. I am unable to save a .txt file as a .reg

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March 28, 2013 at 10:55:37
Take a look at the links and advice in this thread:

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March 28, 2013 at 10:55:41
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Select File in Notepad and click Save as. Select All files as the save file type and change file extension in file name field to .reg.


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