I just set up a brand new laptop running Windows 8.1. I am not new to Windows. I have been using it since the first version came out. Since I will be using this for work and would like it to run as efficiently as possible, I installed Start8, so I can just use the start menu and not have to deal with Metro. I am not a child and I know how to read, so I don't need pictures. I have the system set up pretty much as I want it, but have the same problem with both IE 11 and Firefox. I go in and set my home page as I always have. I can close the browser and reopen it and my home page appears. If I wait an hour and open the browser again, IE opens to the Google search page and Firefox opens two tabs. One is the Google search page and the other the Welcome To Firefox page that you get after installing an update. I also installed Comdo Dragon to see what it would do and it retains the home page. Can anyone tell me how I can get IE and Firefox to retain the home page? Thanks in advance.