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    On my Win7-64 bit system I switch between the 32-bit and 64bit versions of Internet Explorer 8.
    After using one then switching to the other, I get a message window:

    Internet Explorer - Search Provider Default
    "A program has corrupted your default search provider settings."
    "IE has reset this setting to your original search provider, Bing"
    "IE will now open Search Settings, ..."

    Clicking OK gets the:
    "Manage Add-ons" Window with Bing the only one listed.

    Checking the "Prevent progams from suggesting changes ..." Box does not stop the first message after switching between IE8-64b and IE8-32b.

    What is causing this corruption and is there anyway to stop this message?

    Ray A,

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    I have swiched many times and even run BOTH at the same time and do not have this issue.

    Now running HP Pavilion a6528p, with Win7 64 Bit OS.

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    An error after opening internet explorer 8: "A program on your computer has corrupted IE8 default search provider settings. IE8 will reset the search provider setting to default setting of xxx search. IE8 will open the search provider dialog where you can change your search provider".


    For the above error follow the below steps:
    1. Click Start. 2. Click Run. 3. Type in regedit and press enter. 4. In the registry editor, expand and navigate to the following registry key: HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\Curre ntVersion\Explorer\User Shell Folders. 5. Right click User Shell Folders. 6. Select New and then Expandable String value. 7. A new value is added in right pane. 8. Type in AppData and press enter. 9. Double click AppData. 10. Under value data type in:

    %USERPROFILE%\Application Data

    11. Note: If there is already AppData in the right pane, double click and correct it to %USERPROFILE%\Application Data

    If the above steps do not work,
    1. Click Start. 2. Click Control Panel. 3. Click User Accounts. 4. Click Create a new user account. 5. Choose appropirate name for the new user account. 5. Choose Administrator or Limited or Standard user. It's upto you. 6. Click Create. 7. Click Start, Log out from the current user account and log back in with the new one. 8. If the new user account is working for you, obviously, the old user account has got corrupted and you will have to use the new user account. Also, FYI: you can transfer old user settings and files to the new user account.
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    Quote Originally Posted by chowur View Post
    ... 10. Under value data type in: %USERPROFILE%\Application Data
    Chowur,
    Thanks for the suggestions; however, your first option did not fix the problem.
    One question: Is there supposed to be a space between Application and Data?

    I have not tried the new user suggestion, as this is my wife's machine.

    Ray A

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    Quote Originally Posted by raylsworth View Post
    Chowur,

    One question: Is there supposed to be a space between Application and Data?

    Yes

    Ray A
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