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    Question Internet Explorer 8 and Windows Search URL

    I have tried IE 8 on one of our XP student machines and it generally works fine.

    However, because we do not have Windows Search 4 (student machines don't need it) we keep getting a banner saying "download Windows Search 4 for faster searching of history and favorites".

    Has anyone managed to suppress this little message from appearing (preferably by GPO)? I tried disabling the Windows search URL policy, but this makes no difference. I have put in an Impero block to the KB article it links to, but I naturally prefer if this message did not show up at all !

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    Setting the registry value below will remove the message completely...

    Code:
    Windows Registry Editor Version 5.00
    
    [HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main\WindowsSearch]
    "ShowPrompt"=dword:00000000

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