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Cannot Change Search Provider After Clicking Search


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Symptoms

When you click Search on the Internet Explorer toolbar, the Choose Provider box or Choose A Search Engine command may be missing.

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Cause

This issue can occur if you are using a customized version of Internet Explorer that has been configured to use a specific search provider.

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Resolution

WARNING: Using Registry Editor incorrectly can cause serious problems that may require you to reinstall your operating system. Microsoft cannot guarantee that problems resulting from the incorrect use of Registry Editor can be solved. Use Registry Editor at your own risk.

For information about how to edit the registry, view the "Changing Keys And Values" Help topic in Registry Editor (Regedit.exe) or the "Add and Delete Information in the Registry" and "Edit Registry Data" Help topics in Regedt32.exe. Note that you should back up the registry before you edit it.

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Properties

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This article was written about products for which Microsoft no longer offers support. Therefore, this article is offered "as is" and will no longer be updated.

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Keywords: kbenv, kbui, KB176585

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Article Info
Article ID : 176585
Revision : 5
Created on : 8/13/2007
Published on : 8/13/2007
Exists online : False
Views : 200