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    In Win 7, I don't want to have the search box in the Start menu. However, I can't seem to get rid of it without getting rid of Windows Search altogether. Any ideas?

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    I don't believe there is a way to remove the search bar from the start menu without removing search from the os in general.
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    From what I've been able to find you can't remove it without turning off Windows Search.

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    Anyone know of a 3rd-party program that emulates the old Windows XP Search function? I'm thinking of the "Search Results" dialog box that pops up with a right-click.

    I also use X1 for some searches, but it's really not as efficient for this purpose.

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    In another post someone mentioned Everything as a good search engine.
    http://www.voidtools.com/

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    Everything is excellent. I started using it in XP and have installed it in W7 - easier and quicker to use. I believe it is superior in every way to either of the Windows Searches.
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    I installed Classic Shell (http://classicshell.sourceforge.net/), which solved the problem very nicely.

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