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Published on 06.02.09 by Brent Trahan

Disable the Fix Settings Feature in Internet Explorer

Learn how to disable “Fix Settings” in Internet Explorer in Windows 7.

This policy setting prevents users from performing the “Fix settings” functionality related to Security Settings Check.

If you enable this policy setting, users cannot use the “Fix settings” functionality.

If you disable this policy setting, users can use the “Fix settings” functionality.

If you do not configure this policy setting, users will be able to use the “Fix settings” functionality.

Note: When this policy setting is enabled, the “Fix settings” option in the Information bar shortcut menu should be disabled.

Disable IE’s “Fix Settings” Functionality

  1. Type gpedit.msc in the Start menu’s search box and then press Enter.

    Note: This guide shows you how to make changes to Windows 7 using Group Policy. Group Policy is not available in Home versions of Windows 7.

  2. Navigate to User Configuration, Administrative Templates, Windows Components, and then select Internet Explorer in the left column of the Group Policy editor.


  3. Double-click Prevent “Fix settings” functionality in the Settings section of the Group Policy editor.
  4. Select Enable and then click OK to save the changes.


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