To remove Windows Search version 4 from XP, try the following steps:
- Start by running up Add & Remove Programs from the control panel and look for Windows Desktop Search in the list. Unlike with version 3, Windows Search v4 should be there.
- If not, open a cmd window (click on Start, then “Run” and type cmd in the Run dialogue that then appears). Then copy and paste the following line into the cmd window:
- If that also fails and you get a “The system cannot find the path specified.” error, then you can download a copy from here. To determine where to extract it to, copy and paste the following line into the cmd window:
Note: the location it points to (it is likely to be C:\Windows). Open the zip file, and extract the $NtUninstallKB940157$to this location. Now repeat step 2.