Advanced Options Under Internet Options Grayed out

Issue – You may find all the check boxes, restore to default button, and reset button grayed out as shown in the below screen shot under Tools -> Internet Options:

Cause - This issue happens, when you run any IE tweaking utilities, or by some third party security programs.

Solution - To resolve this issue, you need to change the DWORD value to 0 for the following Reg key “Advanced” under the following path:

HKEY_CURRENT_USERSoftwarePoliciesMicrosoftInternet ExplorerControl Panel

If you dont find the key, you can go ahead and create a new one.

If you are not so good at Windows registry and afraid to make any changes, make use of Raghu’s easy to use registry tweaks.

Enable the Advanced options back – Download

To Disable the Advanced options – Download

Simply download, unzip, and run the .reg file. Ensure to backup the registry before you run the tweak.