How come I have a search box showing up on my computer when it starts?

by on December 15, 2008

Q: Recently the search option has begun to open on my desktop at startup. How do I stop this from happening and how did it start?

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    Microsoft recently provided an update to Windows XP called Windows Search 4.0. By default, this new search tool appears every time you log into your computer.

    I’m writing this reply from my Vista computer. But if I remember correctly, the easiest way to hide Windows Search 4.0 in Windows XP is to right-click on the taskbar (the bar at the bottom of your screen). From the list that appears, go into “Toolbars” and uncheck “Windows Search Deskbar”. Lastly, restart your computer.

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