Start Internet Explorer 9 without going to a webpage by using a blank home page. Also explains how this may not be possible and a potential workaround.
When you start Windows Internet Explorer 9, it may start with Bing or Google or Yahoo!, or another web page possibly not of your choosing. If you’d rather start the web browser with a blank page instead, try the following first:
1. Press Alt+T then O to access Internet Explorer’s options. You may optionally use the Menu Bar, or click the gears (“Tools”) icon, then choose “Internet options”….