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Discussion in 'Internet Explorer' started by tony, Feb 3, 2010.

  1. tony

    tony Flightless Bird

    Every time I open a new IE8 I get a pop up that tells me error in which my
    search provider is being changed and when i close that the manage search
    provider apprears. My default search provider is bing and I can not change it
    to anything else even if i go to manage search providers. I am runing Windows
    7 Ultimate 64bit. i can not even uninstall IE8 and re install it to try and
    correct the error. Windows 7 will only let me disable IE8. I love IE8 and
    prefer google as search engine.
     
  2. Robert Aldwinckle

    Robert Aldwinckle Flightless Bird

    "tony" <tony@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
    news:04D88BCE-2D77-49CA-B6C6-6E1A0C688DF5@microsoft.com...
    > Every time I open a new IE8 I get a pop up that tells me error in which my
    > search provider is being changed and when i close that the manage search
    > provider apprears. My default search provider is bing and I can not change
    > it
    > to anything else even if i go to manage search providers. I am runing
    > Windows
    > 7 Ultimate 64bit. i can not even uninstall IE8 and re install it to try
    > and
    > correct the error. Windows 7 will only let me disable IE8. I love IE8 and
    > prefer google as search engine.



    There is a checkbox which is used to request that...

    Prevent programs from suggesting changes to my default search provider.
    (in Manage Add-ons Search Providers).

    If that is checked and you can't change it it could be because you have some
    security package "protecting" your registry from update.

    And if you are always getting a message it implies that you have something
    else running (e.g. a Google add-on) which is trying to change the current
    setting. You could try making those changes manually during a safe mode
    boot (when such things would be less likely to be running.)


    Good luck

    Robert Aldwinckle
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