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Win 8 update today installed Bing Desktop: cannot remove

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    Win 8 update today installed Bing Desktop: cannot remove


    Today's Windows 8 update (from patch Tuesday this week) installed Bing Desktop. Now I have this ugly green desktop, and Bing does not show up in the installed applications.

    Suggestions welcomed...

    Todd

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    Harrisonburg, Va.
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    Windows 8.1.1 Pro with Media Center


    Do you have a restore point before Bing was installed ?
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    Windows 8.1


    The whole story is that after the update on my Toshiba S855-S5381 today, I brought one of my apps after a few minutes the screen went black. After a some re-tries and getting nowhere, I pressed F12 to go into the screen that gave me a choice to go back to the only restore point I had...right before the update. I did that but Bing Desktop is still there (surprises me).

    Todd
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    Harrisonburg, Va.
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    Windows 8.1.1 Pro with Media Center


    Surprises me too.

    Did you try:

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    Sloe Deth, Californicatia
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    Windows 8 Pro with Media Center/Windows 7


    Quote Originally Posted by rtcary View Post
    Today's Windows 8 update (from patch Tuesday this week) installed Bing Desktop. Now I have this ugly green desktop, and Bing does not show up in the installed applications.

    Suggestions welcomed...

    Todd

    I concur, if you have a restore point use it asap.

    I have notices that Bing DeskSlop is being FORCE-INSTALLED for us, this I like not one iota, and I offer this suggestion:

    1) Change your Windows Update Prefs to "Never automatically download ANY updates"

    2) When you check for updates, always DE-SELECT any preselected updates

    3) Right Click on ALL Bing programs and choose "Hide"

    4) Never download any "Security" downdates, only download the regular "Updates" - You can however download all Dot Net "Security" updates - these are the ONLY security downdates that are really important.

    I do not depend on Microsoft Updates for my security, I depend on clever programming of my Firewall and my Router to keep &*&&&%d's out of my machines. But if a hacker wants IN, nothing I can do, and nothing Microsoft can do will keep them out. So I try to stay under the Radar in certain BBS's - And those who know me by now know, this is hard for me heh.
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    Harrisonburg, Va.
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    Windows 8.1.1 Pro with Media Center


    You could Search for Bing:

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    Harrisonburg, Va.
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    Windows 8.1.1 Pro with Media Center


    If you locate Bing, you could delete all of them.
    Choose for them to go to the Recycle Bin.

    Make a restore point too.

    This is risky.Try it at your own risk.

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    Sloe Deth, Californicatia
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    Windows 8 Pro with Media Center/Windows 7


    I don't like the idea of deleting stuff from the DISM (WinSxS) folder... That's where the image is stored, right?
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    Harrisonburg, Va.
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    Windows 8.1.1 Pro with Media Center


    Quote Originally Posted by XweAponX View Post
    I don't like the idea of deleting stuff from the DISM (WinSxS) folder... That's where the image is stored, right?
    Is Bing in dism ?
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    Harrisonburg, Va.
    Posts : 10,488
    Windows 8.1.1 Pro with Media Center


    Running

    Dism /Online /Cleanup-Image /RestoreHealth

    would fix the component store.
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