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  1. davidhk's Avatar
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       07 Jun 2018 #1

    I am getting annoyed at this ................


    Windows 10 Home, version 1803 build 17134.83
    Default browser : IE11
    I don't usually "whine", but this time I am pissed......
    In the past, I could always open IE11 > Tools > Manage add-ons > Search providers > Find more search providers.
    From there I would pick Google > Add it > select Google as default > Remove Bing from the list.

    Now ? Not a chance !!
    Find more search providers shows 404 Server Error.
    So, I am not allow to select another search provider ?
    Is that another one of those tyrannical MS moves, jamming what THEY want down our throats ?
    Or I am over-reacting, that there is another way to remove Bing from Search providers list ?

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  2. ThrashZone's Avatar
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       07 Jun 2018 #2

    Hi,
    I believe you have to first disable bing
    Also I'd guess it's been a while but the easiest way is to install google toolbar for ie.
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  3. davidhk's Avatar
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       07 Jun 2018 #3

    Disabled Bing > still get Server Error 404.
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  4. Cliff S's Avatar
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       07 Jun 2018 #4

    Worked for me: and brought me here: Internet Explorer Gallery

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  5. davidhk's Avatar
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       07 Jun 2018 #5

    Not for me. Server Error 404.
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  6. davidhk's Avatar
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       07 Jun 2018 #6

    In case it was misunderstood.
    I can and already have gone to Internet Explorer > Tools > Internet options > General tab > Home page > change it to www.google.ca> Apply/OK.
    After that , opening IE11 will give me google search page.
    I have no problem doing that. I had done that zillion times.
    My "beef" is not able to Remove Bing from the Search providers list.
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  7. Cliff S's Avatar
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       07 Jun 2018 #7

    Set your search provider up first, and turn off everything for Bing
    set NEW one as DEFAULT
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    right click Bing an nuke it
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  8. Cliff S's Avatar
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       07 Jun 2018 #8

    Need to set new search provider to default to nuke bing
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  9. davidhk's Avatar
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       07 Jun 2018 #9

    To : Cliff S
    Please read my post #3.
    Bing is disabled > Find more search providers > 404 Server Error.
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  10. davidhk's Avatar
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       07 Jun 2018 #10

    Cliff S said: View Post
    Need to set new search provider to default to nuke bing
    I knew that. The catch is I can NOT select another search provider. I got 404 Server Error.
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