Outlook 2007: Remove the Instant Search Prompt

   Posted January 13, 2007 by Jimmy Selix in Microsoft Outlook

This recipe shows how to remove that annoying instant search prompt from Outlook 2007.

In Outlook 2007, go to Tools > Options > Other tab

Click on the Advanced Options button.

uncheck the “Show prompts for Instant Search” and then click OK on the screens.

Voila! no more annoying instant search prompts!


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  • Chuck

    Works like a champ with SP1 as well. Thanks seamonkey!

  • openskys

    This completely Worked for me. In a matter of just a few seconds I had the “Enable Instant Search” bar gone.
    Thanks goes out to seamonkey420

  • Cheeky

    i think i love you you just saved me 18 hours of obsessive compulsive googling

  • Steve

    Thanks! Worked great and saved some of my hair!

    ps. I sure love that rant about 5 post before mine… LOL

  • erik

    thanks worked great. Do you know how to remove a reminder that has been deleted but keeps popping up?

  • bob

    Works great XP pro SP3 Outlook 2007

  • sreeni

    Thank u very much.

  • Les

    Thank you for showing me how to get rid of that annoying bar in Outlook.

  • james


  • Anonymous

    Cheers mate, worked fine for me.
    anyone know where the setting is in the reg? so i can ship it out through the domain?

  • Anonymous

    Oh yes, oh YES, the demonic nag message has GONE.
    Thanks you, oh thank you

  • Anonymous

    thanks that worked!!!! Stupid instant search bar, why do i need that crap anyways??

    Nice rant dude.. the google search worked great for me!!! Found my answer and cure my annoying issue in less than a minute!

  • mike

    THANK YOU! This was an easy fix I would have never found on my own.

  • Anon

    You are stupid

  • Donotreply

    Thanks! I could’ve found the answer in about two hours of messing around and searches. Instead you helped me in less than 5 minutes.

    • Anonymous

      Glad we could help!

  • Thanks. Works perfectly.

  • Clint

    Hell Yeah! I hated that prompt!