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Get ordinary search back?

Discussion in 'Windows XP' started by Spamlet, Aug 17, 2010.

  1. Spamlet

    Spamlet Flightless Bird

    XPHome SP3 all up to date.

    Just found that the find files etc function has been replaced by Windows
    Search.
    I don't need to search very often, and I do not want another big index file
    on my laptop, so is there a way to get the old search function back?

    Cheers,
    S
     
  2. Smirnoff

    Smirnoff Flightless Bird

    "Spamlet" <spam.morespam@invalid.invalid> wrote in message
    news:i4ef62$rip$1@news.eternal-september.org...
    > XPHome SP3 all up to date.
    >
    > Just found that the find files etc function has been replaced by Windows
    > Search.
    > I don't need to search very often, and I do not want another big index
    > file on my laptop, so is there a way to get the old search function back?
    >
    > Cheers,
    > S
    >


    I am guessing that you have installed the optional update "Windows Search
    4.0 for Windows XP (KB940157)".

    Select it in Settings>Control Panel>Add/Remove Programs and uninstall it.
    This will revert you back to original "Search".

    When offered again, expand by clicking on the + sign and tick "Don't show
    this update again".
     
  3. PA Bear [MS MVP]

    PA Bear [MS MVP] Flightless Bird

    Have you considered uninstalling Windows Search 4.0...?

    Spamlet wrote:
    > XPHome SP3 all up to date.
    >
    > Just found that the find files etc function has been replaced by Windows
    > Search.
    > I don't need to search very often, and I do not want another big index
    > file
    > on my laptop, so is there a way to get the old search function back?
    >
    > Cheers,
    > S
     
  4. Spamlet

    Spamlet Flightless Bird

    "Smirnoff" <someone@nospam.invalid> wrote in message
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    > "Spamlet" <spam.morespam@invalid.invalid> wrote in message
    > news:i4ef62$rip$1@news.eternal-september.org...
    >> XPHome SP3 all up to date.
    >>
    >> Just found that the find files etc function has been replaced by Windows
    >> Search.
    >> I don't need to search very often, and I do not want another big index
    >> file on my laptop, so is there a way to get the old search function back?
    >>
    >> Cheers,
    >> S
    >>

    >
    > I am guessing that you have installed the optional update "Windows Search
    > 4.0 for Windows XP (KB940157)".
    >
    > Select it in Settings>Control Panel>Add/Remove Programs and uninstall it.
    > This will revert you back to original "Search".
    >
    > When offered again, expand by clicking on the + sign and tick "Don't show
    > this update again".
    >

    Thank you Smirnoff, you are a gem!

    Cheers,
    S
     
  5. Spamlet

    Spamlet Flightless Bird

    All done now thanks to Smirnoff: I must have got carried away ticking the
    optional updates at some point and had not noticed the effect. I think when
    one only wants to search through one drive or file set (in this case an
    iPod) the Windows Search looks rather less intuitive than the old search,
    and I presume, if it's intended to compete with Google DS it probably has a
    big index file I don't need.

    Incidentally you might save me a further question. Being new to iPod I've
    only just discovered their weird file renaming habit, such that Windows
    can't see the mp3 file names once you've put them on the pod.

    There seems to be quite a lot of freeware out there claiming to simplify the
    copying back to Windows of stuff from one's iPod. You, don't happen to know
    which is favourite by any chance do you?

    Cheers,

    S



    "PA Bear [MS MVP]" <PABearMVP@gmail.com> wrote in message
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    > Have you considered uninstalling Windows Search 4.0...?
    >
    > Spamlet wrote:
    >> XPHome SP3 all up to date.
    >>
    >> Just found that the find files etc function has been replaced by Windows
    >> Search.
    >> I don't need to search very often, and I do not want another big index
    >> file
    >> on my laptop, so is there a way to get the old search function back?
    >>
    >> Cheers,
    >> S

    >
     
  6. PA Bear [MS MVP]

    PA Bear [MS MVP] Flightless Bird

    What's an iPod? <eg>

    Spamlet wrote:
    > All done now thanks to Smirnoff: I must have got carried away ticking the
    > optional updates at some point and had not noticed the effect. I think
    > when
    > one only wants to search through one drive or file set (in this case an
    > iPod) the Windows Search looks rather less intuitive than the old search,
    > and I presume, if it's intended to compete with Google DS it probably has
    > a
    > big index file I don't need.
    >
    > Incidentally you might save me a further question. Being new to iPod I've
    > only just discovered their weird file renaming habit, such that Windows
    > can't see the mp3 file names once you've put them on the pod.
    >
    > There seems to be quite a lot of freeware out there claiming to simplify
    > the
    > copying back to Windows of stuff from one's iPod. You, don't happen to
    > know
    > which is favourite by any chance do you?
    >
    >> Have you considered uninstalling Windows Search 4.0...?
    >>
    >> Spamlet wrote:
    >>> XPHome SP3 all up to date.
    >>>
    >>> Just found that the find files etc function has been replaced by Windows
    >>> Search.
    >>> I don't need to search very often, and I do not want another big index
    >>> file
    >>> on my laptop, so is there a way to get the old search function back?
     
  7. Smirnoff

    Smirnoff Flightless Bird

    "Spamlet" <spam.morespam@invalid.invalid> wrote in message
    news:i4f55k$gks$1@news.eternal-september.org...
    >
    > "Smirnoff" <someone@nospam.invalid> wrote in message
    > news:-IydncQetrDUSffRnZ2dnUVZ8kednZ2d@bt.com...
    >> "Spamlet" <spam.morespam@invalid.invalid> wrote in message
    >> news:i4ef62$rip$1@news.eternal-september.org...
    >>> XPHome SP3 all up to date.
    >>>
    >>> Just found that the find files etc function has been replaced by Windows
    >>> Search.
    >>> I don't need to search very often, and I do not want another big index
    >>> file on my laptop, so is there a way to get the old search function
    >>> back?
    >>>
    >>> Cheers,
    >>> S
    >>>

    >>
    >> I am guessing that you have installed the optional update "Windows Search
    >> 4.0 for Windows XP (KB940157)".
    >>
    >> Select it in Settings>Control Panel>Add/Remove Programs and uninstall it.
    >> This will revert you back to original "Search".
    >>
    >> When offered again, expand by clicking on the + sign and tick "Don't
    >> show this update again".
    >>

    > Thank you Smirnoff, you are a gem!
    >
    > Cheers,
    > S
    >


    You're welcome
     
  8. Doum

    Doum Flightless Bird

    "Spamlet" <spam.morespam@invalid.invalid> écrivait news:i4f60t$op2$1
    @news.eternal-september.org:

    >
    > Incidentally you might save me a further question. Being new to iPod

    I've
    > only just discovered their weird file renaming habit, such that Windows
    > can't see the mp3 file names once you've put them on the pod.
    >
    > There seems to be quite a lot of freeware out there claiming to simplify

    the
    > copying back to Windows of stuff from one's iPod. You, don't happen to

    know
    > which is favourite by any chance do you?
    >
    > Cheers,
    >
    > S
    >



    How about "iTunes"?
     
  9. Spamlet

    Spamlet Flightless Bird

    "Doum" <me@domain.net> wrote in message
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    > "Spamlet" <spam.morespam@invalid.invalid> écrivait news:i4f60t$op2$1
    > @news.eternal-september.org:
    >
    >>
    >> Incidentally you might save me a further question. Being new to iPod

    > I've
    >> only just discovered their weird file renaming habit, such that Windows
    >> can't see the mp3 file names once you've put them on the pod.
    >>
    >> There seems to be quite a lot of freeware out there claiming to simplify

    > the
    >> copying back to Windows of stuff from one's iPod. You, don't happen to

    > know
    >> which is favourite by any chance do you?
    >>
    >> Cheers,
    >>
    >> S
    >>

    >
    >
    > How about "iTunes"?


    Er no. Specially made to stop you getting stuff off your iPod.

    However, after asking around I found Sharepod to be just the job. Simple to
    copy off the pod and on to the blackberry with no fancy apps and editing
    suites, just plug in pod and you're off.
     

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