1. Uninstall the google toolbar and any other google programs/add-ons from
Control Panel> Programs and Features.
2. With the warning that a reset will delete autocomplete data, such as
passwords and you will have to reinstall or re-enable browser add-ons, work
through this article:
936213- How to optimize or reset Internet Explorer 7:
Useful for recovering stored passwords before you clear all stored login
IE PassView- NirSoft:
What a reset of IE settings will do:
Windows Vista Help- Reset Internet Explorer settings:
3. You may have an incompatible browser add-on installed. (Also covered in
For troubleshooting information see:
IEBlog Troubleshooting and Internet Explorer’s (No Add-ons) Mode:
928426- Internet Explorer 7 may exit immediately when it includes an add-on
Problem: Crashes or hangs
4. Do you have a third-party security suite (Norton, Kaspersky, McAfee)
running? If you disable this program, do the problems resolve?
[MS MVP- IE]
"margojh" <firstname.lastname@example.org> wrote in message
> there is no error message clicking the add to Internet explorer button
> just highlights it but no action.
> Also when I search with bing many of the search result links fail to
> work. I was looking for Illustrator tutorials. Only 2 links on the first
> page worked & both went to paid tutorial sites Could not access the free
> tutorials that I can access on my old computer.
> Thanks for the reply
"Don Varnau" <don_04[at]varnau[dot]org> wrote in message
> Bing has replaced Live Search- that's not a surprise.
> Now about Google...
> Is there an error message when you attempt to add google?
> [MS MVP- IE]
> "margojh" <email@example.com> wrote in message
> > My new laptop with vista business & IE8 worked OK with google as home
> > page & search engine till last night. When I shut down it came up with
> > 'finish update & close down' so accepted that.
> > This morning google will no longer search & live search defaults to
> > Bing. I have checked manage add-ons - search providers, There is only
> > live search there & I disabled it & tried to add google as a search
> > provider but it will not allow me to do this. How do I get rid of Bing &
> > go back to google?
> > Margo