Use Classic Search in Explorer (Windows XP)

This tweak allows you to disable the new Search Assistant and use the traditional search interface in Explorer.
1.Open your registry and find or create the key below.
2.Create a new String value, or modify the existing value, called "Use Search Asst" and set it according to the value data below.
Exit your registry; you may need to restart or log out of Windows for the change to take effect.

Registry Settings
User Key : [HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows \CurrentVersion\Explorer\CabinetState]
Value Name : Use Search Asst
Data Type : REG_SZ (String Value)
Value Data : yes or no (default = yes)

Disclaimer : Modifying the registry can cause serious problems that may require you to reinstall your operating system. We cannot guarantee that problems resulting from modifications to the registry can be solved. Use the information provided at your own risk.