To search the Internet


Click Start, and then click Search.


Click Search the Internet


If you do not see Search the Internet, you have probably changed your default search behavior.


Click Change preferences.


Click Change files and folders search behavior.


Click Standard, and then click OK.


Click Search the Internet.


Type a phrase or sentence describing the information you want to find, and then click Search.


In the list of search results, click a link to display the Web page.


If you want to find information quickly, you can type go, find, or ? followed by the text you want to search for, in the address bar of Internet Explorer.

For more tips about using Internet Explorer, click the Help menu in Internet Explorer.

When you search the Internet using Search Companion, Microsoft collects some general information to measure Search Companion usage and improve performance. No data is ever collected by Search Companion when you search your local system, LAN, or intranet for any reason. To find out more about what information is collected when you search the Internet with the Search Companion and how it is used, please read the Search Companion Privacy Statement.

For information about changing the appearance of Search Companion, click Related Topics.

Using wildcard characters

Search for a printer

Search for people in your Address Book

Search for people and groups on the Internet

Search for a file or folder

Search for a specific type of file

Search for a computer on the network

Change the appearance of Search Companion

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