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Windows 7: Just plain old Google

17 Jun 2013   #1

Windows Seven Premium
Just plain old Google

Will someone please tell me how I can re install Google as a search engine to my desk top please? For some unknown reason it has gone walk-about!



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17 Jun 2013   #2

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Windows 7 Ult. x64 Windows 8.1 x64

Just type in the browser address bar and hit enter
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17 Jun 2013   #3

Windows 7 ultimate x64

Hey RonBin79, are you saying that you want to install Google as your default search engine in your browser?

If yes, which browser are you using?
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17 Jun 2013   #4

Win 7 Pro 64-bit 7601

If you mean this thing it appears to be discontinued, so Google in its infinite wisdom may have auto-uninstalled it without asking permission. I'd say good riddance, as Windows's own search engine is capable enough, if you index the whole drives.

Can you check that it is still installed from Programs And Features (type "programs and features" in the Start menu searchbox)

Othwerwise write Intexing Options and add the whole drives to the indexing so that Windows's own search works on the whole drives.
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17 Jun 2013   #5

Windows Seven Premium

Please see the attached. I have never got on with Google chrome and stayed away from it as we prefer to use the old one as shown in the attachment. I installed SuperAntiSpy this morning and I think that took it off my desk top.

All I want to do is make the Google icon as shown on my desktop work again. I am using IE8 with windows 7 home premium.



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17 Jun 2013   #6

Windows 7 ultimate x64

Check this.

Delete old link first.

To place a link to Google on your desktop, first visit Google

Right-click anywhere on the webpage and select Create Shortcut. Click the Yes button in the confirmation window.

I hope this solves your issue.
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17 Jun 2013   #7

Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit 7600

i have google uk set as my browser homepage,also when i open a new tab it is also there i use firefox and have an extension called new tab homepage
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