I had decided to go to customize the preferences Guess what! The Windows Live stuff is still recommened in every box that pops up afterward! it doesnt want you to use google search. It doesnt want you to use maps with google or yahoo. This started to just get plain Silly as all I could do was to keep myself from deleting the IE8 executable from the computer and not leave any marks on that nice computer.
It seems as if the next version of Windows will be even more customer hostile than previous versions. Compare to the Mozilla way."