How to Make MSN Your Homepage

By Techwalla Contributor

How to Make MSN Your Homepage. MSN is a fun Web site to consider having as your homepage. It contains handy information that's customizable to your preferences and needs. There are also some frequently updated links to news articles on MSN. If you tend to visit the same old Web sites everyday, you will be exposed to fresh, new Web content on a regular basis with MSN as your homepage. Follow these steps to set it.

Things You'll Need

  • Computer with Internet access

Make MSN Your Homepage Using Internet Explorer

Step 1

Open Internet Explorer on your computer and go to the MSN Web site (see Resources below) to log in to your account.

Step 2

Click the "Tools" menu and then choose "Internet Options" from the drop-down menu.

Step 3

Locate the "General" tab and then find the "Homepage" section.

Step 4

Highlight the current homepage by clicking your mouse inside of the box and dragging your mouse so that current home page is highlighted.

Step 5

Click the "Delete" key on your keyboard to remove the current homepage.

Step 6

Use your keyboard to type in the new homepage by entering "http://www.msn.com."

Step 7

Click the "OK" button to save your new homepage.

Step 8

Click the "Home" icon on Internet Explorer to test that MSN is now your new homepage.

Go to the MSN Web Site to Make MSN Your Homepage

Step 1

Open your Internet Explorer web browser.

Step 2

Click in the address bar field and highlight the current web page address text.

Step 3

Click the "Delete" button on your keyboard to remove the current text.

Step 4

Type "http://www.msn.com" into the address field and click "Enter" on your keyboard to cause Internet Explorer to navigate to the MSN homepage.

Step 5

Click the "Make This Your Homepage" link. It can be difficult to notice. Look carefully to find the link.

Step 6

Select either "Use This Webpage As Your Only Homepage" or "Add This Webpage To Your Homepage Tabs" by clicking the circle next to your choice.

Step 7

Click the "Yes" button to finalize your choice. MSN is now your homepage.

Tips & Warnings

  • To customize content on your MSN homepage, you will need to register with MSN. Choose a username and password that are easy for you to remember, yet hard for other people to guess. This will make it easy for you to log in each time while keeping your homepage secure.
  • You'll need Internet Explorer version 6 or better to make MSN your homepage just by visiting the MSN Web site.