So, I’m testing a Microsoft ClickOnce application in a virtual machine and for convenience, I set the default page to be my ClickOnce page of the application I was testing. Clearly, I was not of full clarity because what happens now is when I run IE, it checks to see if the application is up to date, then immediately exits IE. Problem is, I can’t actually stay in IE long enough to change the default to anything else, and of course, I can’t run IE anymore.
So, following what Daniel Boom once said (he was never lost, just at times confused as to where he was for a couple weeks), I began wondering how I could get my IE back without resorting to registry tweaks.
The solution was to simply find an application that had a help window with a URL in it. That is, almost all windows applications have a help/about that will take you to some web page. I did that and it worked. Then, I could set the default page back to blank as it should be.
Hope this helps!