To get rid of the puppy or any other character in the search engine for xp, simply open up search and right click on the puppy(or character), the puppy(or character will ask, "you rang?") and choose: "turn off animated character" -- presto! bye bye doggie....
this is much easier than downloading powertools for xp(very pointless).
Getting rid of "puppy" in search much easier
Posted in Windows XP by Community Submission