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Windows 7: What's blocking Google search from being added in IE11?

12 May 2015   #1
gregrocker

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

This is the third time on three different installs that I try to replace Bing with Google search using "Add Search Provider" but in Gallery once it is selected Google will not allow adding - the button does nothing but sit there.

This has happened in both Windows 7 and 10 for me. On one when I went back the next day it added, but two others (including just now checking my IE11 on Win 10) it won't budge.

Any suggestions?




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12 May 2015   #2
AddRAM

Windows 7 Pro x64 Windows 10 Pro x64
 
 

Worked fine on my new install,, worst comes to worst, just set the homepage to Google.

And install Chrome
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12 May 2015   #3
gregrocker

 

I don't use or recommend Chrome which like all Google programs and signed-in sites is spying relentlessly, building profiles that paste interest ads everywhere you go, even on your TV, eventually billboards that will change when you approach.

No other browser allows this and actually block Google from spying when it is selected for their Search box.

This makes me think it is some kind of standoff between MS and Google.
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12 May 2015   #4
GokAy

Windows 7 Ultimate x64 SP1
 
 

Well this is from the eightforums so not sure if same holds for Win7

Solved Unable to recently select Google Search engine in IE11

But if you do need to install google search you can do so by installing google toobar, then perhaps uninstalling the toolbar after you change the search provider.
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12 May 2015   #5
gregrocker

 

They say its an Update that blocks Google from being set as default Search engine which is surely what most people want.

I can't imagine why MS would not want us to use the Google search engine!

I'll try that fix.
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12 May 2015   #6
Callender

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

Just checked and I have the same problem. I almost never use IE though so reading your post prompted a check.

Ran Powershell to confirm that the update is installed. Currently removing it.

What's blocking Google search from being added in IE11?-windows-update.jpg

Will post back if there's any success in adding Google Search and re-applying the update. - After some food!


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12 May 2015   #7
gregrocker

 

Removing the Update solved the problem after reboot.

Need to find out what that Update is for besides blocking the most popular Search from IE. Are they getting desperate for more $earch $hare?
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12 May 2015   #8
Callender

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

Same for me. After removing the update and rebooting I got this when launching IE:

What's blocking Google search from being added in IE11?-blocked-internet-explorer.jpg

Got it the first time I launched both IE 32bit and 64bit. A relaunch and no such warning!

On another note a subsequent check for updates has (so far) found 13 important updates that need to be installed and no sign of the removed update on the list. Well I checked Windows Updates earlier and there wern't any so these 13 updates suddenly appeared after removing KB3038314.


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12 May 2015   #9
Callender

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

Another check for updates and KB3038314 is still not offered. Don't know why but maybe take a look here:

Windows Update KB3038314 Fails to Install with Error 80092004 - Updated - Softpedia

For me: The update isn't installed and isn't being offered so I'll wait until next patch tuesday to see if there's any news.
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12 May 2015   #10
PSCO2007

Windows 7 Professional X64
 
 

I very rarely use IE but checked under search providers and I removed Bing, but it said Google could not be set as default.

I did a couple of searches and Google is the search engine, so it is confusing.

I also never had that update that was previously mentioned.
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