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Disable in private viewing windows 7

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January 15, 2010 3:35:04 PM

hi, does anybody know how to disable the in private viewing option on ie8 for windows7? i seen a lot of posts about reg edits but it only seems to work with xp and vista?
a b $ Windows 7
January 16, 2010 9:42:28 AM

This might work...
Click Start > Search programs and files
Type: GPEDIT.MSC and press Enter
User Configuration > Administrative Templates > Windows Components > Internet Explorer > InPrivate

Turn off InPrivate Browsing: Enabled

a b $ Windows 7
January 16, 2010 9:46:32 AM

Why would you want to disable it? It sounds like a great aid to personal privacy.
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January 16, 2010 10:02:43 AM

Ijack said:
Why would you want to disable it? It sounds like a great aid to personal privacy.



Lots of reasons.
1. Small business environment
2. Children
3. Public Computer
4. Nosey Spouse (hey it could happen I guess lol)
a b $ Windows 7
January 16, 2010 10:04:57 AM

Nosiness - I understand.
a b $ Windows 7
January 16, 2010 10:16:59 AM

boonality, Nosy Spouse - you can't have a nosy spouse, if you're not married.
Children - See above.
Public Computer - Usually blocked from user modifications. They usually require Administrator privileges.
Small business environment - oops you're fired. :) 


January 16, 2010 10:26:16 AM

Gandalf said:
boonality, Nosy Spouse - you can't have a nosy spouse, if you're not married.

I was by no means referring to anyone specific, sorry but you are not everyone.

Gandalf said:
Children - See above.

Again, not being specific here.

Gandalf said:
Public Computer - Usually blocked from user modifications. They usually require Administrator privileges.

Yes but the administrator may need to set policy locally and this is one way to do so.

Gandalf said:
Small business environment - oops you're fired. :) 

This only holds up if you have a specifically written acceptable use policy, and most likely a laywer too.

So uh, what was the point of your reply? All I gathered is that you figured I was directly speaking about how you would use this feature? Your not even the OP, nor are you the person asking why someone would want to do this.
August 23, 2012 8:06:35 PM

Gandalf said:
This might work...
Click Start > Search programs and files
Type: GPEDIT.MSC and press Enter
User Configuration > Administrative Templates > Windows Components > Internet Explorer > InPrivate

Turn off InPrivate Browsing: Enabled



Superstar, thanks.
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