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Windows 7: I killed windows search

28 Jul 2010   #1
zapwow

Windows 7 Professional 64-bit
 
 
I killed windows search

Somehow I have managed to remove all search functionality from windows 7 professional 64bit.
Does anyone know how to get it back?
  • Search box no longer appears in start menu
  • search box no longer appears by the address bar in explorer windows
  • F3 or Ctrl-F in explorer no longer begins a search
  • Windows Search no longer appears in the services list.
Please help!


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28 Jul 2010   #2
The Howling Wolves

Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit
 
 

Go to Programs & Features in Control Panel and put a check in Windows Search
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28 Jul 2010   #3
richc46

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Windows 10, Home Clean Install
 
 

The problem has happened before. See if this helps

If the above excellent advice does not help, try this.

Lost my search function, can anyone help?
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28 Jul 2010   #4
gaz

Windows 7 X64 Bit
 
 
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Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by zapwow View Post
Somehow I have managed to remove all search functionality from windows 7 professional 64bit.
Does anyone know how to get it back?
  • Search box no longer appears in start menu
  • search box no longer appears by the address bar in explorer windows
  • F3 or Ctrl-F in explorer no longer begins a search
  • Windows Search no longer appears in the services list.
Please help!
Open Control panel/programs and features then "Turn windows features on and off"
scroll to bottom of window and tick Windows search,that should do it


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28 Jul 2010   #5
Capt.Jack Sparrow

Windows 7 Ultimate - 64-bit | Windows 8 Pro - 64-bit
 
 

Hello,

Uncheck the Windows search option and reboot the System. Then go back in there and check it again. If that didn't works check the link which Rich provided.

- Captain
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28 Jul 2010   #6
zapwow

Windows 7 Professional 64-bit
 
 

Wow, I could have sworn I tried that already and saw that it was checked. Ohwell, thanks for the solution, it worked.
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28 Jul 2010   #7
Capt.Jack Sparrow

Windows 7 Ultimate - 64-bit | Windows 8 Pro - 64-bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by zapwow View Post
Wow, I could have sworn I tried that already and saw that it was checked. Ohwell, thanks for the solution, it worked.
Your Welcome !
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