Manually add google search provider as default one through registry

For an unknown reason, the default search provider Google of my Internet Explorer 8 on Windows XP had been tampered. I tried the following ways to recovery it but in vain:

  1. tried to Find More Providers… through and clicked on the Add to Internet Explorer button;
  2. also tried to follow the instruction at the bottom of  the above-mentioned web page Create your own Search Provider;
  3. Reset Internet Explorer Settings on Internet Explorer –> Tools –>Internet Options –> Advanced.

At last, I have to manually add Google search provider by editing the windows registry. Here is the way, in case someone need it. Copy the following text and paste to a new Text Document, then save as google.reg and double click to run it.

Windows Registry Editor Version 5.00

[HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\SearchScopes]

[HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\SearchScopes\Google]
“DisplayName”=”Google Search”

Or you can just download the following file and double click to run it:

add google search provider as default one ( right click and save as )

But the deficiency is it can’t enable the Search Suggestions function. It’s nice of you to add a supplementary.©


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