Monday, March 23, 2009

Fix: Active desktop recovery with IE7

Having a Active desktop recovery popup suddenly is very annoying, in particular it forces your desktop background turn completely white that hurt my eyes. Different fixes were found but only the following worked for me(as System Admin. disable me from disable the active desktop)

Update the following registry key:
HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Desktop\SafeMode\Components
Change the value of DeskHtmlVersion to zero instead of decimal 272.

Than logoff and login again

Get it here:


leeisok said...

Thanks! I had the same problem and this fix worked like a charm!

Anonymous said...

Hi im on my laptop and im only 15 and i have this same problem i dont get how you delete IE7? Please can you email me at
Thanks it would help a lot!!!!!!

LeanneC said...

Thanks. Superb fix! Just saved me paying a computer specialist NZ$130. Worked brilliantly.

Art&Candy said...

Thanks for the information... It worked like a charm. just right click modify to zeros and presto..
yes, I had to re-log back into the desktop.

Gary said...

Thanks mate... it works... cheers

Maven user said...

Never expect so many people are having this problem :)