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Replacing Bing search with Google search

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    Replacing Bing search with Google search


    I have done this several times, but I no longer see Google Search listed at Internet Explorer Gallery

    How else can I do it?

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    Harrisonburg, Va.
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    Windows 8.1.1 Pro with Media Center
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    India
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    Windows 8.1 Industry Pro B-)


    Have you read this?

    Fix Can’t add Google as Search Provider in Internet Explorer 11 | Techdows

    Once you have uninstalled the update, try going to the below link and see if it installs or not -
    https://web.archive.org/web/20150321...ns/Details/813


    -Pranav
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    Quote Originally Posted by David Bailey View Post
    That's rather more than I want, David. I really want just the search provider without everything else they have bundled with it.

    Quote Originally Posted by blueelvis View Post
    Have you read this?

    Once you have uninstalled the update, try going to the below link and see if it installs or not -
    https://web.archive.org/web/20150321...ns/Details/813

    -Pranav
    That update isn't installed on my system, and I wasn't able to download the file from the archive site. Don't remember what the message said.
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    Harrisonburg, Va.
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    Windows 8.1.1 Pro with Media Center


    You can disable the Toolbar & IE will still use Google as Default search.

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    I've found it here....

    Internet Explorer Gallery
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    Quote Originally Posted by David Bailey View Post
    You can disable the Toolbar & IE will still use Google as Default search.
    Music to my ears. Thank you.

    Quote Originally Posted by garyb0125 View Post
    I've found it here....
    Internet Explorer Gallery
    That sounded promising gary, but it doesn't appear among those on the screen, and I see no way of scrolling in any direction to see more.
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    Syncopator- Sorry the link didn't work for you.....here's what I see when I go there

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    I don't know what's happening with my system gary. When I first clicked on your link, the page which opened up was this one:


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    I tried several times.

    For whatever reason, the correct page now opens up and I am able to download/install it .

    Thank you both for your help.
    Last edited by Syncopator; 14 Jun 2015 at 04:12.
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    India
    Posts : 2,097
    Windows 8.1 Industry Pro B-)


    I am also getting the similar screen and being redirected to the below link -
    Internet Explorer Gallery
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