The search window opens when browsing folders in Windows Explorer

1. Go to Start>> Run. Type in: regedit [Enter] or click OK.
2. Navigate to the following registry key:


3. Single click the "shell" entry to view its contents in the right pane.
4. Right click the "default" value
5. Select "Modify"
6. In the Value Data box, type: none
7. Click OK, then exit the Windows Registry.