In Windows 8, you can configure search a lot more than on previous Windows Operating Systems.

You can get to this from the Charms > Settings > More PC Settings > Search

You can delete all search history from your computer.

You can also let Windows save your searches so it can suggest them to you in the future.

You can organize the apps that you search by most frequently searched apps.

Finally, you can select which apps are allowed to be searched and which apps are off-limits.

About the Author

Onuora Amobi is the Founder and VP of Digital Marketing at Learn About The Web Inc. Onuora has more than a decade of information security, project management and management consulting experience. He has specialized in the management and deployment of large scale ERP client/server systems.

In addition to being a former Microsoft MVP and the founder and editor of, he is the CEO of a Pasadena based online marketing education startup - Learn About The Web Inc. ( and The Redmond Cloud (

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