Works for me, but I think you need to be logged into your google email then click on the wheel thing, top right, search settings. Go down to Google Instant and change it to 'Do not use google instant' and then save preferences.
It works for me too and I don't even have a google-mail-account. The link I posted will only work for google.com though. If you search via google.se for example, you need to disable at the reference page belonging to the respective country, http://www.google.se/preferences