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What is I.R.I.S. and I.R.I.S. desktop search do?

I have Windows XP Pro OS on a Dell Dimension 8400 and I thought the I.R.I.S. program had to do with my scanner/printer (HP1210xi). I thought I purchased it several years ago to improve the scanning so I could insert them into my Word documents and I never used it. When I click on it it says I.R.I.S. Desktop Search and shows two main categories 'Search the Internet' with some options and 'Search my Computer' with options like files, emails, music, pictures, favorites etc. It does not say anything about any scanner or printer so I really am confused. Also do I need it on my systems bar? The bar at the bottom of my computer if that is not the right word.
I have no idea what it does. Thanks for any info.

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Re: I.R.I.S. Desktop Search

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Thanks Coryphaeus you gave me a good start and I went to the site you sent. In my Add/Delete programs it shows I have I.R.I.S. Desktop search. I found I have Readiris Pro Version 10.02. according to my saved emails. I hope this is the same. Now I have to find out how to use it. Thanks a lot!! Does anyone else use Readiris?
Do I need to keep this on my bottom bar? It is the first thing that the computer loads when started up.

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If it's in . . .

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the Task Bar, it's running in the background. Personally, I don't like for utilities to run in the background, they take up system resources. Some utilities are necessary, but I limit them.

Your choice. If it was me I'd look for the settings and turn off load at start.

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I.R.I.S. Desktop Search on Taskbar

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I am trying to find out how to find the settings to stop running the program on start-up. I've gone to the usual places but I can not find that option. Thanks for all your previous help.

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I.R.I.S

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my computor is blocked with the I.R.IS. can any one help and tell me what is it? and how to remove it?

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This happened to me to

In reply to: What is I.R.I.S. and I.R.I.S. desktop search do?

Recently bought an all-in-one HP printer/scanner/copier. It comes with this IRIS software, first it installs the ReadIRIS pro that works with the scanner and then afterwards asks if you want to install the IRIS desktop search. This IRIS desktop search has nothing to do with the HP all-in-one and ReadIRIS, it's just a search tool for trying to find stuff on your PC or the internet. I un-installed it as I don't need it and it annoys me when companies try to sneak extra software on to my PC, especially software that by default runs in the background.

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Using IRIS desktop search

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I use it constantly, I pause the indexing between uses. I have scanned in hundreds of documents, everything from recipes to articles. When I'm looking for a recipe for instance, it gives me all the results on the top of the page and I can preview the files at the bottom without opening them. I've been organizing my files and can look for a particular author and put their articles all together in one folder.

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IRIS is your friend

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Iris desktop scanner was downloaded when I installed my HP all-in-one. I love it. I have lots of documents and forms in lots of files and instead of having to remember where they are and open different file levels, I type in the name of the document or a few words from it, and Iris will find and display it. I've put in a caller's name and it will pull up documents containing their name. My trouble is that can't get it to look up my corel address book in the contacts area. Any help?

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