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How to remove Windows Search mention in URL bar IE8?

Discussion in 'Internet Explorer' started by TheCroW, May 17, 2010.

  1. TheCroW

    TheCroW Flightless Bird

    I have Dutch system, will try to describe it good :)

    Windows XP Home SP3 Dutch
    IE 8 latest version

    When I typ something in the URL bar, a message appears in the URL bar,
    saying "Download Windows Search to improve results for history and
    favorits". First of all I do not see any use for that ... and 2nd, the new
    Windows Search is a monster of a search thing. It's just a ridiculous kind
    of search thing.
    So, how can I get that message gone? I do not want Windows Search or make
    use of it in IE8.

    Thanx in advance
    Menno
     
  2. PA Bear [MS MVP]

    PA Bear [MS MVP] Flightless Bird

    Open Internet Explorer (only) to http://windowsupdate.microsoft.com | Select
    CUSTOM and scan:

    - Install any Critical Security Updates offered (e.g., KB980182).

    - If a Root Certificates update is listed in the Optional Software updates
    category on the left-hand side of the scan results window, install it to
    take full advantage of IE8's enhanced security.

    - If Windows (Desktop) Search 4.x is listed in the Optional Software updates
    category, hide it ("Don't show me this update again").
    --
    ~Robear Dyer (PA Bear)
    MS MVP-IE, Mail, Security, Windows Client - since 2002


    TheCroW wrote:
    > I have Dutch system, will try to describe it good :)
    >
    > Windows XP Home SP3 Dutch
    > IE 8 latest version
    >
    > When I typ something in the URL bar, a message appears in the URL bar,
    > saying "Download Windows Search to improve results for history and
    > favorits". First of all I do not see any use for that ... and 2nd, the new
    > Windows Search is a monster of a search thing. It's just a ridiculous kind
    > of search thing.
    > So, how can I get that message gone? I do not want Windows Search or make
    > use of it in IE8.
    >
    > Thanx in advance
    > Menno
     
  3. TheCroW

    TheCroW Flightless Bird

    Already had done that, thanks :) I always have custom update and steps you
    provide were already done.
    But still IE8 is wanting me to install Windows Search. Otherwise that
    message in the address bar will not disappear.

    Personally I think it's a real strange and very very questionable way to
    force that Windows Search upon people (like me) who do not want that
    "feature".

    Menno

    > Open Internet Explorer (only) to http://windowsupdate.microsoft.com |
    > Select CUSTOM and scan:
    >
    > - Install any Critical Security Updates offered (e.g., KB980182).
    >
    > - If a Root Certificates update is listed in the Optional Software updates
    > category on the left-hand side of the scan results window, install it to
    > take full advantage of IE8's enhanced security.
    >
    > - If Windows (Desktop) Search 4.x is listed in the Optional Software
    > updates category, hide it ("Don't show me this update again").
    > --
    > ~Robear Dyer (PA Bear)
    > MS MVP-IE, Mail, Security, Windows Client - since 2002
    >
    >
    > TheCroW wrote:
    >> I have Dutch system, will try to describe it good :)
    >>
    >> Windows XP Home SP3 Dutch
    >> IE 8 latest version
    >>
    >> When I typ something in the URL bar, a message appears in the URL bar,
    >> saying "Download Windows Search to improve results for history and
    >> favorits". First of all I do not see any use for that ... and 2nd, the
    >> new
    >> Windows Search is a monster of a search thing. It's just a ridiculous
    >> kind
    >> of search thing.
    >> So, how can I get that message gone? I do not want Windows Search or make
    >> use of it in IE8.
    >>
    >> Thanx in advance
    >> Menno

    >
     
  4. TheCroW

    TheCroW Flightless Bird

    Re: How to remove Windows Search mention in URL bar IE8? ==> found solution

    Ok, did find the solution at
    http://www.winhelponline.com/blog/remove-windows-search-prompt-ie8-address-bar/

    Seems that after you click that thing once to open the MS page but not
    install Windows Search, after 7 days the annoying message disappears. But
    also a registry fix that works just fine I just found out :)))

    Menno

    >I have Dutch system, will try to describe it good :)
    >
    > Windows XP Home SP3 Dutch
    > IE 8 latest version
    >
    > When I typ something in the URL bar, a message appears in the URL bar,
    > saying "Download Windows Search to improve results for history and
    > favorits". First of all I do not see any use for that ... and 2nd, the new
    > Windows Search is a monster of a search thing. It's just a ridiculous kind
    > of search thing.
    > So, how can I get that message gone? I do not want Windows Search or make
    > use of it in IE8.
    >
    > Thanx in advance
    > Menno
     
  5. PA Bear [MS MVP]

    PA Bear [MS MVP] Flightless Bird

    Re: How to remove Windows Search mention in URL bar IE8? ==> found solution

    Yet another excellent tip from Ramesh!

    TheCroW wrote:
    > Ok, did find the solution at
    > http://www.winhelponline.com/blog/remove-windows-search-prompt-ie8-address-bar/
    >
    > Seems that after you click that thing once to open the MS page but not
    > install Windows Search, after 7 days the annoying message disappears. But
    > also a registry fix that works just fine I just found out :)))
    >
    > Menno
    >
    >> I have Dutch system, will try to describe it good :)
    >>
    >> Windows XP Home SP3 Dutch
    >> IE 8 latest version
    >>
    >> When I typ something in the URL bar, a message appears in the URL bar,
    >> saying "Download Windows Search to improve results for history and
    >> favorits". First of all I do not see any use for that ... and 2nd, the
    >> new
    >> Windows Search is a monster of a search thing. It's just a ridiculous
    >> kind
    >> of search thing.
    >> So, how can I get that message gone? I do not want Windows Search or make
    >> use of it in IE8.
    >>
    >> Thanx in advance
    >> Menno
     
  6. PA Bear [MS MVP]

    PA Bear [MS MVP] Flightless Bird

    http://www.winhelponline.com/blog/remove-windows-search-prompt-ie8-address-bar/

    PA Bear [MS MVP] wrote:
    > Open Internet Explorer (only) to http://windowsupdate.microsoft.com |
    > Select
    > CUSTOM and scan:
    >
    > - Install any Critical Security Updates offered (e.g., KB980182).
    >
    > - If a Root Certificates update is listed in the Optional Software updates
    > category on the left-hand side of the scan results window, install it to
    > take full advantage of IE8's enhanced security.
    >
    > - If Windows (Desktop) Search 4.x is listed in the Optional Software
    > updates
    > category, hide it ("Don't show me this update again").
    >
    > TheCroW wrote:
    >> I have Dutch system, will try to describe it good :)
    >>
    >> Windows XP Home SP3 Dutch
    >> IE 8 latest version
    >>
    >> When I typ something in the URL bar, a message appears in the URL bar,
    >> saying "Download Windows Search to improve results for history and
    >> favorits". First of all I do not see any use for that ... and 2nd, the
    >> new
    >> Windows Search is a monster of a search thing. It's just a ridiculous
    >> kind
    >> of search thing.
    >> So, how can I get that message gone? I do not want Windows Search or make
    >> use of it in IE8.
    >>
    >> Thanx in advance
    >> Menno
     
  7. Rob

    Rob Flightless Bird

    Re: How to remove Windows Search mention in URL bar IE8? ==> foundsolution

    TheCroW <mail@no3dart4uspam.com> wrote:
    > Ok, did find the solution at
    > http://www.winhelponline.com/blog/remove-windows-search-prompt-ie8-address-bar/
    >
    > Seems that after you click that thing once to open the MS page but not
    > install Windows Search, after 7 days the annoying message disappears. But
    > also a registry fix that works just fine I just found out :)))


    Pity that there is no fix using "group policy" in that article.
     

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