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Windows 7: Start Menu - Add or Remove Search Button

10 Dec 2012   #10
Brink
Microsoft MVP

64-bit Windows 10 Pro
 
 

See if running a sfc /scannow command may be able to help.

If not, then you could also do a system restore using a restore point (if available) dated before search went missing to hopefully fix it.


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10 Dec 2012   #11
jehpih

windows 7 x64 ultimate
 
 

still not working
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10 Dec 2012   #12
Brink
Microsoft MVP

64-bit Windows 10 Pro
 
 

Well, in that case you may need to do a repair install.
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05 Feb 2013   #13
pbahnson

windows 7 professional
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Brink View Post
Hello Pbahnson, and welcome to Seven Forums.

Did you also set the permissions to Allow your user account Full Control of the registry key?
I am uncertain what you mean by "allow your user account full control." My user account has had adeqiate permission no update the registry usning other .reg files downloaded from SevenForiums. Not sure why this one would be different...
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05 Feb 2013   #14
Brink
Microsoft MVP

64-bit Windows 10 Pro
 
 

pbahnson,

It's from doing step 5 in OPTION ONE. Clicking on the links in the step will give you more details on how to do that action.

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5. Take ownership (Option Three step 2 at link) of the {25591f.......} registry key number from step 3 or 4 above, then set permissions to Allow your user account Full Control of the registry key. The screenshot below has the steps numbered in order to help make it easier to do.

Those keys are owned by only the system by default, and administrators do not have rights to access or modify them without doing step 5 first.
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