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How to have the search companion back to Internet Explorer 6


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When I click search in Internet Explorer 6 in Windows XP I get a message saying "Internet Explorer 6 Search Companion is no longer supported." since mid-2015 I get this. But there is a video of someone called Bingocat that was uploaded on April 14, 2016: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1tm5ZbALMPc


I do not know if something needs to be changed in the registry or something like that since IE6's browser has things in the shell of windows xp.

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Microsoft has shut down the Search Assistant. "ie.search.msn.com" now redirects to "bing.com" which doesn't support "srchasst\srchasst.htm" (or "srchcust.htm").

Scan your registry for the string "ie.search.msn.com" or "srchasst" and replace that URL with a new one of your choice such as "http://ie.search.yahoo.com/{sub_rfc1766}/srchasst/srchasst.htm". See:
&tab; answers.yahoo.com/question/index?qid=1006043010329

(Alternately, you can install some mid-2000's malware and let it hijack the search assistant for you!)

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I use Windows Search 4.0 on both my XP installations, with the traditional Search Companion re-enabled as I prefer it to the Windows Search 4.0 one, and yes, on one of them Rover still struts his stuff!
:lol:

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