In Pictures: Dearly departed - the Windows features that didn't make it

As Windows 8's arrival is imminent, we look back at the once-must-have features in earlier versions of Windows that got killed along the way

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Windows Desktop Search

Born in MSN Toolbar (for Windows 2000), died in Windows Vista. So what do you do when Google releases a free desktop search product that runs rings around your antiquated built-in search engine (remember Rover, the search companion)? You grab those old hip waders and strap on a kludge, that’s what. Originally called MSN Desktop Search (part of the MSN Toolbar suite), the product brought a new dimension to the terms “slow" and "buggy.” Fortunately, Microsoft took a hint and baked the renamed Windows Search into Vista.

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