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    tekiegirl wrote:
    Here is how to uninstall Windows Desktop Search (WDS) completely from your PC (step-by-step for those who need it):

    1. Click on the Start Menu, then Run.

    2. Type cmd in the box and click OK. This will bring up the command line.

    3. You should see C:\Documents and Settings\your username>
    Type cd.. then press the enter or return key. Do this again.

    4. The display should now read C:\>
    Type cd windows (or what ever directory windows was installed to, in most cases this is windows) and press enter again.

    5. You should now have
    Type the following and press enter:
    $NtUninstallKB917013$\spuninst\spuninst.exe /q /promptrestart

    6. A box will now appear to confirm the WDS has been uninstalled and asks you to restart. Once you have restarted the PC WDS is gone!

    or just type %windir%\$NtUninstallKB917013$\spuninst\spuninst.exe /q /promptrestart in the Run prompt