By default, when you search from the Windows 7 Start menu, it only searches your local computer. What if you would like to search both the PC and the Internet from this search box? If you have Windows 7 Professional or Ultimate, you can configure Group Policy to do just that. Here’s how:
- Click Start and in the Search box, type gpedit.msc to open the Group Policy Editor.
- In the left pane, navigate to User Configuration | Administrative Templates | Start Menu and Taskbar.
- In the right pane, double click “Add Search Internet link to Start Menu.”
- Select Enable.
- Click OK.
- Close the Group Policy Editor.
Unfortunately, Windows 7 Home editions don’t support Group Policy.