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Specify the Location of the Online Support Site (All Windows)

When a user selects "Online Support" from the Internet Explorer help menu they are usually redirected to a Microsoft web page. This tweak allows you to specify an alternate URL and web site.

This tweak can be easily applied using WinGuides Tweak Manager.
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Open your registry and find or create the key below.

Create a new String value, or modify the existing value, called "Online_Support" and set it according to the value data below.

Exit your registry; you may need to restart or log out of Windows for the change to take effect.

Note: This tweak can also be applied on a per-user basis under the [HKEY_CURRENT_USER] hive.

Registry Editor Example
|NameTypeData|
|(Default)REG_SZ(value not set)|
|Online_SupportREG_SZ"http://www.winguides.com/forums/"|
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|HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Help...|
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Registry Settings
System Key: [HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Help_Menu_Urls]
Value Name: Online_Support
Data Type: REG_SZ (String Value)
Value Data: Support URL

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Last modified: April 4, 2002