I have been frustrated recently as I was not able to easily add a new Search Provider to my Internet Explorer 8 installation unless it was pre-listed in the provider gallery.

Annoying in the extreme as I like to have Google UK and BING as my search providers with Google UK (yep, that’s right) as my default.

Some hunting around helped me find the excellent search provider “create your own” page at microsoft.com that  IE7 used to present when you installed it:

http://www.microsoft.com/windows/ie/searchguide/en-en/default.mspx

Let’s hope it’s around for a while.

Another example of how “newer” is not necessarily “better”.