Not that I know of TJ, but I think Win 8 has some sort of tie in to Google, I am just not sure what it is.
I don't like Google and try to avoid using them, but this new system keeps taking me to Google even though my default search engine is Bing.
I am going to give this new PC to my wife. She can use Win 8 & Office 365, I found a used PC with XP Pro & I will put my Office 2000 on it & I will be a happy camper!
I hate it that Microsoft has made the programs much harder to use from a PC, just so they will be the same as a phone or notebook Windows program. They are much slower to use plus I have to sort through all the junk I don't use just to find the things I do use. The same is true even in MS Word.
Then it wants so save everything to the cloud!
More money for Bill Gates for yet another inferior Microsoft product, which of course you will have to de-bug yourself!!
I am convinced the next time I buy a new computer it will be a Mac!