Changing Windows XP’s default search tool

Like every little bug bear in Windows, theres usual a reg hack to change things, as there is for this!

So if you like me occasionally wish to search non-indexed locations by brute force, file by file and are sick and tired of click the “use Search companion” link at the bottom of the search window try this:

  1. Start > Run,  type ‘regedit’ and hit enter
  2. Goto:  HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows Desktop Search\DS
  3. Modifiy the value for the ‘ShowStartSearchBand’ entry to ‘0’
  4. Done!

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