Handy Way to Lookup KB Articles

Tuesday, May 29, 2007
Sometimes it seems I live in TechNet. Here's a registry entry you can use to easily look up a KB article from the Address bar in Internet Explorer:
  1. [HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\SearchUrl\KB]
  2. @="http://support.microsoft.com/?kbid=%s"

Save the two lines above (wrapped for clarity) in a REG file and double-click it to import it. Now just enter KB 834544 in the IE address bar to bring up the article.