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Google Launches “Get Your Google Back” Campaign For Windows 8 Users
Google has launched a Get Your Google Back site to teach new Windows 8 users how to restore or add Google Search to their devices and to get Chrome. It doesn’t help those with Windows RT devices who seem stuck without Google, however.
Windows 8 was released today, which means a number of people will find Bing as the default search engine. This isn’t always the case. Those who are upgrading and already have Google as default or buying computers from companies that partner with Google to be the default should still have Google, though we’re checking on this.
Still, plenty of people may find things have changed, and the new site is designed to help those who want to get Google back quickly. The page gives you quick links to download icons to your Windows 8 computer, and a video shows how you can add them to the front screen on Windows 8:
If you’re a Windows RT users, this site won’t help you. Google Search is simply unavailable for Windows RT unless you go directly to Google in your browser. Our Sorry, Microsoft Surface Users: No Google Search App For You story has more about this.