Get Your Google Back On Windows 8 With A New Dedicated Website [Updates]

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Google has launched a new page aimed entirely at Windows 8 users. They’ve given it the appropriate name “Get Your Google Back”, and its purpose is to help new Windows 8 users install Google products which are obviously not present by default.

Get Your Google Back includes two new products for Windows 8: a Google Search app and Google Chrome, both designed for the Windows 8 “Modern UI” (previously known as Metro). It’s a super-simple page that leads you through the process of adding the Google Search and Google Chrome tiles to your Windows 8 start page. Both apps have been designed to work with touch-screen, and bring all the familiar Google features to your Windows 8 desktop.

While installing two apps can’t be that hard, Google is making sure you won’t switch to Internet Explorer by accident when you upgrade to Windows 8. The Google Search app is also designed to stand out on the Windows 8 start screen, with Google Doodles appearing right on the tile, and all the familiar Google features such as voice search, image search and Google Instant.

Coupled with a video that’s decidedly cute, Google is definitely aware of the humorous side of getyourgoogleback.com. It makes getting your Google back so easy that you probably won’t resist doing it.

Did you install these Google apps on Windows 8? Did this page help you do so?

Source: Google Blog

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Comments (15)
  • Packard Leonberger

    This is all fine for those using Metro but for us that are not sold on Windows 8 start page, there must be another fix for this. Has anyone else noticed that Google stuff is not working with Windows like it used to? Is it Microslop or Google?

    • Yaara Lancet

      I’m not a Windows 8 user (yet), so I can’t be of much help, but you can try asking on MakeUseOf Answers, lots more users will see it there and you could get some helpful advice.

  • Anthony Baptiste

    Gotta love Google. I already had Chrome but i swapped out Bing with Google Search on my start page :D. Bing wasnt bad…Google search is just cooler

  • Ritwick Saikia

    Google has to be proactive in promoting their products. After all their business model is ultimately based on search. But they do have a fun way of doing things. Life is just easier with Google :)

  • Maurice del Prado

    Won’t install on Surface running Windows RT ????

  • Sebastian Hadinata

    awesome… installing now!

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