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Windows 7: Windows Search box not running commands

01 Feb 2012   #1
greekman1234

Wndows 7 64 bit
 
 
Windows Search box not running commands

Hi,

I'm running Win 7 64 bit. I used to be able to run commands from the search box(start => search programs and files)

This doesn't work any more. Now if I put in cmd or regedit, and hit enter...nothing happens.

Any ideas how to fix this? Thanks.


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01 Feb 2012   #2
C-11

Windows 7 Professional SP1 64-bit
 
 

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01 Feb 2012   #3
Jacee
Microsoft MVP

Windows 7 Ultimate 32bit SP1
 
 

Have you tried using the 'run' box?
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01 Feb 2012   #4
greekman1234

Wndows 7 64 bit
 
 
Windows Search box not running commands

Thanks for the help.

Solved it via:

What happened to the Run command?

The run command wasn't on the start menu.
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01 Feb 2012   #5
C-11

Windows 7 Professional SP1 64-bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by greekman1234 View Post
Hi,

I'm running Win 7 64 bit. I used to be able to run commands from the search box(start => search programs and files)
I thought your problem was the search box is why I posted the link.

The Run box I know very well.

Windows logo key + R or put it on the Start menu like you found out.
Run Commands for Windows 7 - Windows 7 Forums
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28 Feb 2014   #6
lmshatraw

WIN7 64 Pro
 
 

I also get the SEARCH NOT EXECUTING THE COMMAND but the RUN does work. I found many VIRUSES on the users PC they have the issue on, cleaned MANY of them but search still does not execute the command typed into the search line---i.e. CMD Regedit, etc.. Apparently a 'switch' was flipped to not allow the command to execute.

I notice some answers do not address the direct question of why the SEARCH does nor execute the command, Using the RUN does not answer the question.

So I too am still searching for a resolution.
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