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:
- tried to Find More Providers… through http://www.ieaddons.com/cn/searchproviders and clicked on the Add to Internet Explorer button;
- also tried to follow the instruction at the bottom of the above-mentioned web page Create your own Search Provider;
- 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
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.©