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pjmelect

On IE9 64 bit how do you change the search engine

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On Windows 7 IE9 64 bit how do you change the search engine from Bing to say Google? I can change it on Windows 7 32 bit easy enough but not on 64 bit Windows. I understand that this is because you need a 64 bit activeX script to do it but where do I get a 64 bit active script from?

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I have no trouble with Windows 7 64 bit Ediiton.

I do like the image here

Choose: Tools | Internet Options | Programs | Modules

You can change the order or remove Bing!

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Yes I know this I can do it on 32 bit windows fine, but I can’t get Google to be an option to select on 64 bit Windows at all.

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I can’t get Google to appear at all.

I am a computer repair engineer and a customer asked me to change the search engine on Windows 7 64bit IE9 and to my embarrassment I couldn’t do it, so I tried to change the IE9 search engine on some other computers I have at the shop. On 32 bit Windows 7 I have no problem in changing the search engine but on 64 bit Windows 7 I can’t do it. I must be doing something stupid but I don’t know what.

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Yes, it seems there is some problems, in fact also for me...because I can't add a new search engine, the new open window for Searching freeze and I see only to pin Web pages!?!

But I use this "workaround" to add more search engines and works fine:

http://www.microsoft.com/windows/ie/searchguide/en-en/default.mspx

You can change the location with: See Global Search Guide

I hope that can help you!

*Edit: It seems the trouble appears with the last update for IE9, Maybe, because I have not this problem before with IE9 (32-bit or 64-bit on my computer 64-bit)!

Image Search engines added with "workaround"

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I can confirm that myselfidem suggestion works for 64 bit Windows7 IE9 in changing the search provider by using this link

http://www.microsoft.com/windows/ie/searchguide/en-en/default.mspx

It seems that Microsoft has made a drop off here.

Thanks.

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I can confirm that myselfidem suggestion works for 64 bit Windows7 IE9 in changing the search provider by using this link

http://www.microsoft.com/windows/ie/searchguide/en-en/default.mspx

It seems that Microsoft has made a drop off here.

Thanks.

Thanks pjmelect ! :rolleyes:

Yes! And also now with the new Windows Live to share documents (SkyDrive) !!!

It's needed to wait a long time with a dark blank page to see the document!!! :ph34r:

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All is solved now and works fine! You can add "Search engines" like you want. Tested and works! ;)

Regards

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I can confirm that myselfidem suggestion works for 64 bit Windows7 IE9 in changing the search provider by using this link

http://www.microsoft.com/windows/ie/searchguide/en-en/default.mspx

This worked for me as well. Thanks, all.

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