Thanks for the suggestion Kiki. I decided to uninstall that Windows Search 4.0. I was hoping for more options like typical Advanced search. Instead once it found stuff (rapidly I must admit), it did not allow you to go to the folder it was in. It wouldn't be so bad if I could set it to permanently use the Search Companion by default instead of having to select it. But even after uninstalling (which required me to uninstall Hotfixes, Power Shell, SQL Service Packs, Security Updates for Search 4.0, Windows Updates, Security Updates for XP and MSIE8 updates) the Winoows Update tool tells me that this High Priority Update needs to be installed. So I might take MrJinje's link and try again. Thanks !!