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How to disable Windows Search in Windows explorer

How to disable Windows Search in Windows explorer

Someone installed Windows Search on my computer and I hate it. I refuse to spend time setting up the indexer. I just want it gone!

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bert [Entry]

You should be able to head over to Add/Remove programs and remove it that way. As Diago mentions below, you may have to show the hidden updates to see it.
bert [Entry]

"In RegEdit, go to

HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows Desktop Search\DS

and set ShowStartSearchBand to 0, and you'll get the default search behavior back."