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Windows 7: Can't enter shortcuts/commands when using windows search bar.

15 Feb 2015   #1

Windows 7 Professional - 64 bit
Can't enter shortcuts/commands when using windows search bar.

This is what happens when i type in for example "cmd", or "paint", any shortcut i type in does not show up.

and when i click on one either of the things, i get this:

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15 Feb 2015   #2

Windows 7 Professional - 64 bit

Found the solution on Search box in start menu does not work
This is the fix to be precise.
I ran into the same problem over the past couple days with Windows 7 RC and finally dug into it some more.

1. End Task on EXPLORER.EXE from Task Manager.

2. Start the Registry Editor

3. Look for the following key:


4. Rename the key so it looks like the following:


5. From Task Manager click on File | New Task (Run) and type EXPLORER.EXE and hit return.

6. Now try your search from the Start Menu again.

If the above process doesn't work for you, you can always put it back the way it was by reversing the process above.
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 Can't enter shortcuts/commands when using windows search bar.

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