Lorenzo Palmer wrote:
> How can I remove the "Live Search" toolbar from the new IntExp 8 ?
To lose the spam, you have to lose features:
- Go to Internet Options -> Content tab -> Autocomplete settings.
- Disable the "Address bar" option.
You lose those handy features just to get rid of Microsoft using IE8 to
spam their Windows Search program. You get the autocomplete features of
the address bar with the spam, or you lose those features to also lose
the spam, or you succumb to their spam and install Windows Search.
Remember back to when Microsoft spammed their MSN service by adding a
desktop shortcut to it in Windows installs?
Title: Internet Explorer 8 may prompt you with the following message
when you type inside the Address bar: "Download Windows Search
to improve history and favorites results"
Many Windows users are uninterested in Windows Search. Also, users
might prefer a different file indexer, like Google Desktop or Copernic.
You could complain to Microsoft about their shameless spamming plug for
Windows Search in IE8. For me, those Address Bar features are not
critical so I just disable them to get rid of their spam.
Comment: "Support for Internet Explorer 8 is available at no charge
until 31st December 2009."
MS page: http://preview.tinyurl.com/c4roap
I have seen the following proposed (and it did work but I'm not sure of
all the ramifications of saying a program is installed that doesn't
exist). You edit the registry to add keys to lie that Windows Search is
installed (and at version 99, in this case). Run the following in the
Start -> Run menu:
REG ADD "HKLM\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows Search" /v CurrentVersion /t
REG_SZ /d 99 /f
REG.exe is a registry console tool used to modify the registry without
having to use regedit.exe. For instructions on using it, run "reg /?"
in a command shell (cmd.exe).