Welcome to Experts Exchange

Add your voice to the tech community where 5M+ people, just like you, are talking about what matters.

  • Help others & share knowledge
  • Earn cash & points
  • Learn & ask questions
Solved

can i disable search companion in windows xp

Posted on 2003-11-24
2
1,869 Views
Last Modified: 2008-02-01
it should directly go to "search for all files and folders"
and take away the stupid dog
0
Comment
Question by:jxharding
2 Comments
 
LVL 44

Accepted Solution

by:
CrazyOne earned 125 total points
ID: 9815998
HOW TO: Configure the Search Companion in Windows XP
http://support.microsoft.com/default.aspx?scid=kb;EN-US;307980

BEGIN ARTICLE

The information in this article applies to:
Microsoft Windows XP Home Edition
Microsoft Windows XP Professional

This article was previously published under Q307980
IN THIS TASK
SUMMARY

Customize Appearance and Behavior to Search Companion
SUMMARY
This step-by-step article describes how to customize the appearance and behavior of the search companion in Windows XP.

back to the top

Customize Appearance and Behavior to Search Companion
Click Start, click Search, and then click Change preferences.
Click With an animated screen character or click Without an animated screen character to add or remove the animated screen character.
Click With a different character to change the animated character.

NOTE: This option appears only if you the animated screen character is enabled.

Click With indexing services to speed up searches on the local drives.
Click Change files and folders search behavior to change the way the search companion searches for files and folders, and then click one of the following options:
Click Standard to be able to search for a variety of things, such as files, folders, and people, from one location.
Click Advanced to quickly display the options to search for files and folders.
Click Change Internet search behavior to change the way you search for objects on the Internet, and then click one of the following options:
Click With search companion to have the search feature offer suggestions and automatically send your search to other search engines
Click With Classic Internet search to use the search window that appears in earlier versions of Windows.
Select the default Internet search engine, and then click OK.
Click Don't show balloon tips or Show balloon tips, and then click Turn AutoComplete off or Turn AutoComplete on for use with your search entries.

Last Reviewed: 10/27/2002
Keywords: kbhowto kbHOWTOmaster KB307980 kbAudITPro

COPYRIGHT NOTICE. Copyright 2002 Microsoft Corporation, One Microsoft Way, Redmond, Washington 98052-6399 U.S.A. All rights reserved.
 
END  ARTICLE
0
 
LVL 34

Expert Comment

by:sramesh2k
ID: 9816159
Disable Search Assistant  - Script
http://www.kellys-korner-xp.com/regs_edits/noasst.vbs

Download the file and double-click it. Restores to Classic search view
0

Featured Post

Networking for the Cloud Era

Join Microsoft and Riverbed for a discussion and demonstration of enhancements to SteelConnect:
-One-click orchestration and cloud connectivity in Azure environments
-Tight integration of SD-WAN and WAN optimization capabilities
-Scalability and resiliency equal to a data center

Question has a verified solution.

If you are experiencing a similar issue, please ask a related question

Suggested Solutions

Most of the time we are in fix when all of sudden our systems behave weirdly.  Such problems cost time and effort... so it's best to take some preventive actions so that we can avoid such issues or overcome such problems more easily. Preventive M…
When you start your Windows 10 PC and got an "Operating system not found" error or just saw  "Auto repair for startup" or a blinking cursor with black screen. A loop for Auto repair will start but fix nothing.  You will be panic as there are no back…
Two types of users will appreciate AOMEI Backupper Pro: 1 - Those with PCIe drives (and haven't found cloning software that works on them). 2 - Those who want a fast clone of their boot drive (no re-boots needed) and it can clone your drive wh…
With Secure Portal Encryption, the recipient is sent a link to their email address directing them to the email laundry delivery page. From there, the recipient will be required to enter a user name and password to enter the page. Once the recipient …

792 members asked questions and received personalized solutions in the past 7 days.

Join the community of 500,000 technology professionals and ask your questions.

Join & Ask a Question