Fix download prompt for Windows Search when you type in Address bar of Internet Explorer 8

Summary

When you type an address inside the Address bar in Windows Internet Explorer 8, a window may open and display the following message:
Download Windows Search to improve history and favorites results
This behavior occurs when Windows Search is not installed or not turned on on the computer. To stop receiving this message, you can use the methods in this article. 

Resolution

Select the method that is appropriate for your situation. 
Method 1: Download Windows Search on Windows Vista or earlier
Method 2: Enable Windows Search on Windows 7 or later

More Information

To get help to fix additional Windows Search problems, visit the following Microsoft website to run the automated Windows Search troubleshooter:
Properties

Article ID: 968513 - Last Review: Apr 23, 2015 - Revision: 1

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