Microsoft promotes its Bing search engine by making it Internet Explorer's default home page, but there is no reason you can't switch to another search provider -- or, for that matter, any other website you choose. Make Google your browser's default home page with just a few clicks.

Step 1

Launch Internet Explorer, and then browse to

Step 2

Select Internet Explorer's "Tools" button, and then click "Internet Options."

Step 3

Select the "Use current" button to replace the current default home screen with Google.

Step 4

Select the radio button labeled "Start with homepage." The next time you start Internet Explorer, the browser will open to a single tab with Google as your home page.

Step 5

Select the "Apply" button, and then click "OK" to save the new setting.