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Windows 7: Lost the Windows search feature, even in services in comp management


17 Dec 2010   #1

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Lost the Windows search feature, even in services in comp management

I was disabling features in windows to try to improve performance. I disabled windows search but now its gone. tried a scan check in command prompt for windows file and it said everythings fine. when i try to press the windows button and f it says that there is no program associated with this action. how can i get my windows search feature back?

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17 Dec 2010   #2

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Windows 7 Ult. x64 Windows 8.1 x64
 
 

Hi Midifighter,

I'll edit this thread and post some steps - don't go away.

Steps:

1. Click Start, and right-click on Manage - > this opens the Management Console
2. Click Services and Applications, then click Services
- scroll down to Windows Search
- does it say "Disabled" as per the image below?
3. Right Click on Windows Search, and then click Properties
4. Change Disabled to Automatic as per the image.
5. Click Apply, Click OK, and then close the Management Console.
6. Reboot your PC

Everything should now be good to go. Let me know how you get on.
Golden


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17 Dec 2010   #3

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Welcome
While golden looks for additional information, give this a try
Windows Search - Turn On or Off
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19 Dec 2010   #4

windows 7 Home Premium 64bit
 
 

wow you guys got too me quick! much thanks. got it all workin now
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19 Dec 2010   #5

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Windows 7 Ult. x64 Windows 8.1 x64
 
 

Good stuff! Come back if you need more help
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