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Windows 7: Set Google.co.uk as default search

12 Feb 2015   #1
GeeDee

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 
Set Google.co.uk as default search

Hi

Last year, when searching for the above title using google.co.uk, I used to get a result which pointed me to a thread on this forum and, several posts down, was a link to a page which had a simple shortcut which set google.co.uk as my default search provider in ie11.

Now I can't find it. Does anyone know where that post or even the location of the link is?

It's almost as if it's been removed or blocked by MS.

I can't stand Bing as I never get a sensible response even on simple MS matters.


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12 Feb 2015   #2
shadow2201

Microsoft Windows 10 Professional 64-bit
 
 

  1. Open Internet Explorer.
  2. In the top right corner of the search box, click the down arrow.
  3. Click Add.
  4. Select Google.
  5. Click Add to Internet Explorer.
  6. Check the box next to"Make this my default search provider."
  7. Click Add.
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13 Feb 2015   #3
GeeDee

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

Unless I'm doing something wrong, that only gives the options for google.com. I want google.co.uk.

It was easy last year, but this year....
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13 Feb 2015   #4
z3r010

 

I've just tested on mine and it gives me the results from .co.uk rather than com
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13 Feb 2015   #5
GeeDee

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

OK, thanks. I'll check it out on a new install.
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15 Jul 2015   #6
GeeDee

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

They've changed it again and now I can't get any Google search options let alone the co.uk version.

I HATE 'KING BING
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15 Jul 2015   #7
GeeDee

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by GeeDee View Post
They've changed it again and now I can't get any Google search options let alone the co.uk version.

I HATE 'KING BING
I tell a lie. Google.com is hidden amongst Cut the Rope, High Def Wallpaper, globalDoodle, etc which, of course, everyone uses as a Search Engine.

Recently, there used to be a button at the top of the Google.co.uk page which just required a simple click.
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15 Jul 2015   #8
Callender

Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit 7601 Multiprocessor Free Service Pack 1
 
 

See this thread:

What's blocking Google search from being added in IE11?

I had the same issue on my home based machine and also my machine at work.
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