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Bing Bar and Bing Desktop

Sat Dec 21, 2013 3:03 pm

These keep showing up on "Windows Update" and before I "hide" them, I'm just curious if anybody uses either one to good effect.
 
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Re: Bing Bar and Bing Desktop

Sat Dec 21, 2013 3:20 pm

That's the only Windows Update I've never installed (thank goodness you can hide them). But I don't install any toolbars from anybody. (And about half of what I do on friends & family machines is uninstalling them.)
 
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Re: Bing Bar and Bing Desktop

Sat Dec 21, 2013 4:46 pm

UberGerbil wrote:
That's the only Windows Update I've never installed (thank goodness you can hide them). But I don't install any toolbars from anybody. (And about half of what I do on friends & family machines is uninstalling them.)


This ... it would be nice if there was a GPO policy or something to just stop them from installing entirely.
 
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Re: Bing Bar and Bing Desktop

Sat Dec 21, 2013 5:03 pm

I've been using the Bing desktop for quite a while now (pretty soon after it came it if I recall, which I have no idea when). I really like the bing desktop as it adds a new (and usually very cool desktop) every day. I've definitely had a few people comment on it (in a positive way). The Bing tool bar that comes with it...'eh, it's out of the way. Out of sight, out of mind. I always saw the update in my Windows update and assumed it was there because I actually have it installed. Not cool Microsoft if you're trying to push it on people who DON'T have it installed.
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Re: Bing Bar and Bing Desktop

Sat Dec 21, 2013 5:27 pm

It is marked as an optional update and does not auto install. Optional updates require manual selection.

I too hide it to fulfill my OCD desires for uniformity.
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