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Old 12-12-2009
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Google as default search engine in Internet Explorer

Hello friends, I have a problem and am hoping someone could help me with it. I use Internet Explorer 6 till now and i use the internet for very less time and is not of much use to me, so i dont bother to use it. I don't know how but my default search engine is now Ask.com. I want to change it to Google if possible or change it back to msn. But i don't know how to do it. Can anyone help?
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Re: Google as default search engine in Internet Explorer

Try this :
  • Open Internet Explorer
  • Click on Tools > Internet Options
  • Then Click on Programs Tab
  • There at bottom click on Reset Web Settings
  • Then Click Apply and then click on Ok
  • Now reboot the computer
Does this help?
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Re: Google as default search engine in Internet Explorer

Open Registry Editor by typing "regedit" in Run Dialog box which can be opened from Start Menu > Run. Then navigate to the following values : "HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main" Then there should be two values edit it to the following :
"Search Page"="http://www.google.com"
"Search Bar"="http://www.google.com/ie"
Exit the Registry Editor and reboot the computer. Rebooting is necessary as the registry changes takes place only when the computer reboots...
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Re: Google as default search engine in Internet Explorer

Open notepad and copy the below code in it :

Code:
[HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main]
"Search Page"="http://www.google.com"
"Search Bar"="http://www.google.com/ie"

[HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\SearchURL]
""="http://www.google.com/keyword/%s"

[HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Search]
"SearchAssistant"="http://www.google.com/ie"
Now save this file as a registry file. Give it any name and keep its extension as .reg. When saved, quit notepad and double click on this file, click on yes to add the registry entry. Reboot your machine and see the change taking effect...
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Re: Google as default search engine in Internet Explorer

To use Microsoft as a default search engine you need to same as described in the above post but instead of that you need to use the code below :
Code:
[HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main]
"Do404Search"=hex:01,00,00,00
"Search Page"="http://www.microsoft.com/isapi/redir.dll?prd=ie&ar=iesearch" 
"Search Bar"="http://search.msn.com/spbasic.htm"
"Use Custom Search URL"= dword:00000000

[HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\URLSearchHooks]
"{CFBFAE00-17A6-11D0-99CB-00C04FD64497}"=""

[HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\SearchUrl]
""="http://home.microsoft.com/access/autosearch.asp?p=%s"
"provider"=""
" "="+"
"&"="%26"
"+"="%2B"
"#"="%23"
"?"="%3F"
"="="%3D"

[HKEY_USERS\.DEFAULT\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main]
"Search Page"="http://www.microsoft.com/isapi/redir.dll?prd=ie&ar=iesearch"
"Search Bar"="http://search.msn.com/spbasic.htm"

[HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Search] 
"SearchAssistant"="http://ie.search.msn.com/{SUB_RFC1766}/srchasst/srchasst.htm" 
"CustomizeSearch"="http://ie.search.msn.com/{SUB_RFC1766}/srchasst/srchcust.htm" 
"Default_Search_URL"="http://www.microsoft.com/isapi/redir.dll?prd=ie&ar=iesearch"

[HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main]
"Default_Search_URL"="http://www.microsoft.com/isapi/redir.dll?prd=ie&ar=iesearch"
"Search Page"="http://www.microsoft.com/isapi/redir.dll?prd=ie&ar=iesearch"

[-HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\URL]

[HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\URL]

[HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\URL\DefaultPrefix]
@="http://"

[HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\URL\Prefixes]
"ftp"="ftp://"
"gopher"="gopher://"
"home"="http://"
"mosaic"="http://"
"www"="http://"
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