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How to Reset IE10 to Its Default Settings

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How to Reset IE10 to Its Default Settings

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This tutorial was last updated on November 29, 2012.

One of the major positives of Internet Explorer 10 is the fact that it is highly customizable. From defining its startup behavior to managing its various private data components, IE10 provides the ability to tweak just about anything. While having carte blanche over your browser's configuration can be beneficial, it can also prove problematic at times for even the most advanced user.

If your browser has slowed down to a crawl, or you feel that your modifications may have caused some other problems, returning IE10 to its factory state may be just what the doctor ordered. Fortunately, Microsoft has included a fairly straightforward method to reset the browser to its default settings.

First, open your IE10 browser.

Windows 8 users: Please note that this tutorial is for IE10 in Desktop Mode.

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