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Windows 7: Search option disappeared in Windows 7(Start Menu)

07 May 2012   #1

Windows 7 64-bit pro
Search option disappeared in Windows 7(Start Menu)

Reinstalled Windows 7 pro 64-bit for my friend's PC but after Windows updates the Search ( search programs and files ) the line under All Programs has disappeared ((
this is a screenshot from my computer to explain better what I am talking about

please help, how to get it back?

P.S. I am NOT talking about Search link on the right hand side, PLEASE see the screenshot

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07 May 2012   #2

Windows 7 Home Premium x64 SP1

Hello brat02

Firstly make sure windows search is enabled in windows features if not tick and reboot - Windows Features - Enable or Disable -

Or Windows Search - Turn On or Off

Run this up to 3 times or until the result comes back clear - SFC /SCANNOW Command - System File Checker

Ive not heard of a windows update doing this before, if all else fails do you have a system restore point available before you did the updates - System Restore

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