How do I change the default Search Engine?

A. The URL for the Search Engine used with the Go - Search the Web is stored in the registry so this can easily be changed:

  1. Start the registry editor (regedit.exe)
  2. Move to HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main
  3. Double click on Search Page
  4. Change to the search page you want, e.g. http://www.altavista.digital.com and click OK
  5. Close the registry editor

Now when you select search you will be taken to this URL. If you want to change back to the default enter http://www.msn.com/access/allinone.htm


TAGS: Windows 8
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