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Windows 7: Service "windows search" is hidden. HELP!

17 Mar 2011   #1

windows 7 home premium 64 bit
Service "windows search" is hidden. HELP![SOLVED]

I disabled the "windows search" service in computer management and when I got back to the services TAB, the service disappeared. Is there any way to re - enable this service?

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17 Mar 2011   #2

Windows 10 Pro X64

Press Ctrl+R to open the Run box.
Type net start "windows search" and press Enter.

That should start it again.

You should also be able to start it from Services.

Press Ctrl+R to open the Run box.
Type services.msc and press Enter.
Scroll down to Windows Search, right click on it and select Start.
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18 Mar 2011   #3
Microsoft MVP

Vista and now 7 in 32 and 64 bit.

I have an idea that command will not work?

I would first try the Control Panel - "Programs and features" - "Turn Windows Feaures on or off" (over on the left)
Scroll down almost to the bottom and make sure you have Windows search ticked. If not, do so and restart your computer.
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