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Removing "New Google Toolbar" message


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I am fairly new to computers and am using Windows XP Home version on an inherited laptop. Yesterday when turning the system on and opening my IE7 home page, a drop-down/pop-up window about the "New Google Toolbar" (which I don't want) appeared, having only an "OK" box to check. This box 'tied up' the window, including the delete (X) box at the top right so that I needed to use the Task Manager to remove the page. I was able to open Windows Explorer with the add-ons disabled, but that is only a temporary measure.
How do I get rid of this drop-down window without converting to the "new' task bar?
If more information would be helpful, please ask since I'm still new at this and just learning.

Edited by TooNew2, 30 January 2009 - 12:43 PM.

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Start -> Control Panel -> Add/Remove Programs -> Google Toolbar for Internet Explorer -> Remove.
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I do not want to get rid of the toolbar (the old version which I've had for quite a while), I want to get rid of the drop-down window which opens seconds after I open the Explorer home page, and which won't allow me to use the page. I don't know which version of the toolbar I have or how to replace it if I did remove it, and don't want the new version that is 'advertised' by the drop down window.
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The message is being generated by the toolbar. You can get a new version from Google's website.
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I assumed the the new 'message' was from Google; the question is still, how do I get rid of or around the new 'messsage'? As stated above, I don't think I want the new version of the toolbar; I like the old version as I have customized it, and don't even know how to find out which version it is. Otherwise, I suppose that I ccould uninstall any new version which got installed if I had to click the "OK" box in the 'pop-up box' just to get rid of the box, and then re-install the old toolbar version version and re-customize it.
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I did some more 'investigation' and finally determined that Google had already upgraded the toolbar, so I went ahead and clicked the "OK" box to get rid of the 'Pop-up" window. (I was pretty tired and now can't remember if it opened an information window, or just disappeared).
Well, I didn't learn how to get around that box, even with some experimenting, but have at least solved the immediate problem. :)
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