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I hate Windows Desktop Search 3.01

I allow Microsoft to update my OS with critical updates.  Today it changed my taskbar by adding Windows Desktop Search 3.01.  Um, Microsoft?  Thanks, but no thanks.  I like the search tools I use.  And if I've already got a search box there, I'd appreciate it if you'd ask before moving it away from where I put it.  You're too late to this game.

Also, what a pain that that I didn't have to restart when WDS got installed, but I have to restart if I uninstall it.  And then, after restarting, Windows happily sees that it's missing, and tries to install it again.

Thanks God the OS allows me to stop that, and to check "Don't inform me of this update anymore."



 crazy_citydj on Oct 24th 2007 at 10:11 AM

 dorthey21695 on Oct 24th 2007 at 10:11 AM

 dorra11 on Oct 24th 2007 at 10:11 AM

 shenhong on Oct 24th 2007 at 10:11 AM

 xinxin004 on Oct 24th 2007 at 10:11 AM

 tpederson on Oct 24th 2007 at 5:28 PM
I've always used "custom update" and looked at each and every item it intends to install. Thanks for the heads up on this one.

 (no name) on Oct 25th 2007 at 9:27 AM
Yeah I've always used the Custom button myself. I like to see before I do.

 sjonsvenson on Oct 24th 2007 at 6:35 PM
Hmm, I keep running Windows 2000 and Mister MS is not pushing updates my way. (OK, I have an XP box but that is strictly for work -and I almost never work-from-home - so it's the network-guys job to keep it OK) BTW is it Mister MS or Mama Microsoft ^__^

 wisearts on Oct 24th 2007 at 7:57 PM
Yay! Glad to see I'm not the only one who was totally annoyed by this "update." Promptly uninstalled it too. I don't need any more crap running in the system tray, and I liked the search just fine the way it was! :D

 (no name) on Oct 25th 2007 at 3:05 PM
No shit. What is up with Microsoft thinking they have to do everything for dumb fucking people? If I want some idiot application THRASHING my hard drive to the point of a mechanical error, I'd fucking install google desktop. Jesus christ. They can't just leave well enough alone.

 (no name) on Oct 25th 2007 at 5:38 PM

 dblume on Oct 26th 2007 at 12:08 AM
It's always good to share the pain.

 (no name) on Oct 26th 2007 at 7:33 PM
Ubuntu and various other Linux OS'es are getting real close to prime time. If MS keep up this crap, they are hurting themselves more than anything.

 (no name) on May 21st 2008 at 1:02 AM
Windows Desktop Search is a resource hog. There is no way to uninstall it successfully on my machine ( it is missing in the add / remove programs) and the uninstall in c:\windows\ is missing. Damn Microsoft for forcing it on us. It's a worse offence than forcing the non functioning Yahoo toolbar in IE7 onto the internet community. A pox upon you Microsoft.

 lightswitchping on Oct 24th 2007 at 10:11 AM

 deriksmith on Jun 3rd 2008 at 12:47 AM
First turn indexing off under Indexing Options, THEN go under 'Programs and Features' and select 'Turn windows Features on or Off' There's more shit you have to uncheck here, but that does (I think) actually kill it. I know it drive me batty when i disabled indexing and it continued to index my hard drive. Vista is full of fail.

 (no name) on Feb 14th 2009 at 7:58 PM
This crummy program which Billy Boy Gates has launched into my computer is the worst program I have ever seen. It is formatted so poorly, takes up 4MB, and doesn't give answers. I removed it immediately! This program is total SHIT!

 dorra11 on Feb 4th 2011 at 6:08 PM
Yep, these updates and notifications are pretty annoying, I don't know why Microsoft allows this to happen. I had the misfortune once to have my system crushed because of an Windows update, I wasn't pay attention to the installation file of course. I only use secure resources to get any exe file extension I may need, this usually keeps me away from problems. Thanks for sharing!