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Windows 7: search field missing from start menu

10 Jun 2009   #1
garbanzo

7600 x86
 
 
search field missing from start menu

this is what happens when you let other people play with your computer...

how do i get it back?


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10 Jun 2009   #2
flies

Win7
 
 

Just reinstall windows search in programs & features
& reboot then
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10 Jun 2009   #3
scaramonga

 
 

Yes.

If Windows Search is removed from components, then you lose search box in start menu altogether.

Disable it in 'services' if you don't require it, this will keep the actual search box present in start menu.
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13 May 2010   #4
Amber Valkyrie

 
 

guys how do i reinstall windows search guys
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13 May 2010   #5
pezzonovante

Windows 7 RTM x86
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Amber Valkyrie View Post
guys how do i reinstall windows search guys
That depends on how you managed to remove it in the first place.
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13 May 2010   #6
Amber Valkyrie

 
 

well um i used a duplicate file cleaner and now when i search in the start menu the results that always appear doesnt. For example: before i used the duplicate cleaner when i search for panda antivirus it appears but now after using it when i search for panda it says "no search results found" (ill be back by tomorrow need to sleep)

well its not exactly the prob. stated on the thread but could you help(time to sleep)
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13 May 2010   #7
Brink
Microsoft MVP

64-bit Windows 10 Pro
 
 

Hello Amber,

Did the program have a backup and restore option that you could use to undo what it did?

If not, then you might see if doing a system restore using a restore point dated before you used this duplicate file cleaner may be able to undo this for you.

Hope this helps,
Shawn
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14 May 2010   #8
Amber Valkyrie

 
 

Thanks Man but unfortunately right after doing that i used ccleaner's wipe free space function.
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03 Nov 2012   #9
Brink
Microsoft MVP

64-bit Windows 10 Pro
 
 

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