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Windows 7: Bing toolbar


07 Sep 2012   #1

Summary Operating System Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit SP1 CPU AMD Athlon II X2 250 23 C
 
 
Bing toolbar

I have windows 7 desktop,I have tried to get rid of the BING toolbar but it keeps popping up with windows updates.
Is there a way that I can stop this and get rid of the BING altogether?
Many thanks.


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07 Sep 2012   #2
Microsoft MVP

64-bit Windows 8.1 Enterprise
 
 

Hello Trendy,

Once you have the "Bing toolbar" uninstalled, you can hide the update to not see it anymore.

Windows Update - Hide or Restore Hidden Updates

Hope this helps,
Shawn
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07 Sep 2012   #3

Summary Operating System Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit SP1 CPU AMD Athlon II X2 250 23 C
 
 

Shawn,That was brilliant.
Thank you very much once again.
David.
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07 Sep 2012   #4
Microsoft MVP

64-bit Windows 8.1 Enterprise
 
 

You're most welcome David.
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24 Apr 2013   #5

Windows 7 Home Premiun 64bit
 
 

Now, the question is: How to keep them hidden. Each time new updates arrive to be installed, those hidden updates are visible.
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24 Apr 2013   #6

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Win 7 x64 Home Premium (and x86 VirtualBox VM)
 
 

They only become visible again when the update itself is updated - which is unfortunately frequent in the case of Bing
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24 Apr 2013   #7

Windows 7 Home Premiun 64bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by NoelDP View Post
They only become visible again when the update itself is updated - which is unfortunately frequent in the case of Bing
Thanks for the reply Noel. I'm not so sure about that statement. The last update for Microsoft's Silverlight was May 8, 2012. I'm trying to hide two updates: Bing Desktop and Silverlight. Every time a new updates comes across, both of these updates reappear from being hidden.

Of course, one solution is to just install both updates. That's perfectly fine. But. I don't want or need Silverlight and Bing installs that annoying search bar on my desktop with no way to remove it permanently or temporarily.
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24 Apr 2013   #8

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Silverlight had an update on 11th March 2013, and two on 29 Aug 2012, 10(!) on 5th April 2012 - apart from the one you mention.

It all depends on which version is already installed (if any)....

It does have its uses (unlike the Bing Bar, or Bing Desktop - which are two different things)
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24 Apr 2013   #9

Windows 7 Home Premiun 64bit
 
 

The Bing Desktop provides a different desktop image each day and also plants a Bing search bar in the desktop. There are provisions to stop the imaging but nothing to disable the search bar.

I believe I stopped it through msconfig by unchecking the Bing desktop in Services and Startup.
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25 Apr 2013   #10

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Win 7 x64 Home Premium (and x86 VirtualBox VM)
 
 

Just Uninstall it from Program & Features
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