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Is it possible to remove the search box from the Windows Vista Start Menu?

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Why would you want to. That's one of the few good things Vista has going for it. –  Kibbee Oct 12 '09 at 0:46
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You gotta edit the registry:

  1. Run Regedit and open to HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Policies\Explorer or HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Policies\Explorer
  2. Create a new DWORD value, or modify the existing value, called "NoFind"
  3. Change/Set the value to 0 for disabled.

You'll most likely have to reboot for it to take effect.

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You can't remove the search box.

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well, i just killed it in a fresh windows 7 installation, when i activated the advanced settings in Ccleaner ... search box gone :) –  Molly7244 Oct 12 '09 at 0:30
    
@Molly was that on purpose? –  alex Oct 12 '09 at 9:18
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