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  1. #21


    Quote Originally Posted by alphanumeric View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by Nuccii View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by alphanumeric View Post
    I had a Bing Search Bar added to the top of my New Tabs screen in IE. I went into manage add-ons and under Search Providers, I added Google and deleted Bing. Now it's gone? And good riddance.
    What it did for me was make Bing search the default whereas I had Google search set as default before the updates. Changes like that without my consent are pushing it a little.
    I'm getting quit annoyed at having Bing shoved down my throat.
    No BING bar for me, I guess I got lucky.

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  2. #22


    Posts : 216
    Windows 8.1 Pro with Media Center


    Quote Originally Posted by Clintlgm View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by alphanumeric View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by Nuccii View Post

    What it did for me was make Bing search the default whereas I had Google search set as default before the updates. Changes like that without my consent are pushing it a little.
    I'm getting quit annoyed at having Bing shoved down my throat.
    No BING bar for me, I guess I got lucky.
    Yeah, no Bing Bar here either. Maybe if you already had it but it was disabled, it reactivated it. MS does on occasion put Bing Bar in some third party installs just like Google and Adobe have for years, but I've never seen them do it in an update.
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  3. #23


    Posts : 681
    Windows 7 Pro x 2/Windows 10 Home/10 Pro/Windows 10 TP


    I had to uninstall the optional update KB 2995388 as it does not play nice with VMware Player and my virtual machines. My solution appears to work for others and hopefully M$ will fix this error so I can reinstall this update

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  4. #24


    Posts : 216
    Windows 8.1 Pro with Media Center


    I see from your other post that there is a fix by changing the VM config.ini. Are you going to reinstall the update again?

    As who fixes it, well that's depends on who created the error. It could have been MS, but it could be the code in VMWare wasn't quite compliant and they'll patch it.

    Who knows?
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  5. #25


    Posts : 681
    Windows 7 Pro x 2/Windows 10 Home/10 Pro/Windows 10 TP


    Quote Originally Posted by OldGuyGeek View Post
    I see from your other post that there is a fix by changing the VM config.ini. Are you going to reinstall the update again?

    As who fixes it, well that's depends on who created the error. It could have been MS, but it could be the code in VMWare wasn't quite compliant and they'll patch it.

    Who knows?
    I tried editing the VM config ini. file but it did not work for me as I stated in post #5 of my original thread but it is good that there may be more than one possible solution for others using a Virtual machine.

    Also thank god this was only an optional update and not an important one.
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  6. #26


    Sydney, Nova Scotia, Canada
    Posts : 6,490
    Windows 10 Education 64 Bit


    Quote Originally Posted by OldGuyGeek View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by Clintlgm View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by alphanumeric View Post

    I'm getting quit annoyed at having Bing shoved down my throat.
    No BING bar for me, I guess I got lucky.
    Yeah, no Bing Bar here either. Maybe if you already had it but it was disabled, it reactivated it. MS does on occasion put Bing Bar in some third party installs just like Google and Adobe have for years, but I've never seen them do it in an update.
    This one is one I have never seen before, and I know it was not there before doing the Windows updates. I just wish I would have taken a screen shot. When I open a new tab, it goes to the New Tab Page that lists frequent sites I've visited. This new Bing Bar was not up at the top where most search bars etc are. It was just above the two rows of tiles showing the web sites I've visited. I haven't run windows update on my other desktop PC yet so I'll see if I can get a screen shot on that PC. This install isn't that old so Bing was likely the default and only search engine installed. I just hadn't got around to swapping in Google. My guess if you already removed Bing you may not get this extra search bar. As soon as I removed Bing and added Google in manage add-ons it was gone.
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  7. #27


    UK
    Posts : 283
    Windows 8.1


    Quote Originally Posted by alphanumeric View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by OldGuyGeek View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by Clintlgm View Post

    No BING bar for me, I guess I got lucky.
    Yeah, no Bing Bar here either. Maybe if you already had it but it was disabled, it reactivated it. MS does on occasion put Bing Bar in some third party installs just like Google and Adobe have for years, but I've never seen them do it in an update.
    This one is one I have never seen before, and I know it was not there before doing the Windows updates. I just wish I would have taken a screen shot. When I open a new tab, it goes to the New Tab Page that lists frequent sites I've visited. This new Bing Bar was not up at the top where most search bars etc are. It was just above the two rows of tiles showing the web sites I've visited. I haven't run windows update on my other desktop PC yet so I'll see if I can get a screen shot on that PC. This install isn't that old so Bing was likely the default and only search engine installed. I just hadn't got around to swapping in Google. My guess if you already removed Bing you may not get this extra search bar. As soon as I removed Bing and added Google in manage add-ons it was gone.
    Sorry if I am mis reading, but if you are talking about screen shot for new search bar, here you go, Bing is my default search

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  8. #28


    Hafnarfjörđur IS
    Posts : 4,376
    Linux Centos 7, W8.1, W7, W2K3 Server W10


    Quote Originally Posted by OldGuyGeek View Post
    I see from your other post that there is a fix by changing the VM config.ini. Are you going to reinstall the update again?

    As who fixes it, well that's depends on who created the error. It could have been MS, but it could be the code in VMWare wasn't quite compliant and they'll patch it.

    Who knows?
    Vmware is releasing a New version of both workstation and player in middle of November.

    I can't say I have any issues at all with Windows 8.1 and the current version of vmware -- although I'm running on a LINUX host and I usually use "Unity" mode.

    No Bing bar for me either. Here's IE on a Linux desktop (again use "Unity Mode") with standard Google (UK) search - No BING anywhere to be seen.

    Cheers
    jimbo
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  9. #29


    Posts : 76
    Windows 8 64-bit OEM Install Upgraded to 8.1 through Store


    Quote Originally Posted by alphanumeric View Post
    I had a Bing Search Bar added to the top of my New Tabs screen in IE
    Everything went fine, I already have Home Page set to about:blank so nothing changed, however, on Win7 Pro 64-bit bing bar appeared
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  10. #30


    UK
    Posts : 283
    Windows 8.1


    Quote Originally Posted by jimbo45 View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by OldGuyGeek View Post
    I see from your other post that there is a fix by changing the VM config.ini. Are you going to reinstall the update again?

    As who fixes it, well that's depends on who created the error. It could have been MS, but it could be the code in VMWare wasn't quite compliant and they'll patch it.

    Who knows?
    Vmware is releasing a New version of both workstation and player in middle of November.

    I can't say I have any issues at all with Windows 8.1 and the current version of vmware -- although I'm running on a LINUX host and I usually use "Unity" mode.

    No Bing bar for me either. Here's IE on a Linux desktop (again use "Unity Mode") with standard Google (UK) search - No BING anywhere to be seen.

    Cheers
    jimbo
    What do you get when you open a new tab

    The new search bar is not on the first tab that opens when you start IE, it only appears when you add a tab (if the default is to open tabs as 'the new tab page'
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