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Windows 7: Windows search question

01 Apr 2010   #1

windows 7 Ultimate
Windows search question


I have a question about the windows search. (in start menu)

- when I search for let's say 'log' to find 'event logs' why do I see in the search results things like: 'windows card space', 'create an account' etc.
it's makes a mess and has nothing to do with my search term.

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01 Apr 2010   #2

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Windows 10, Home Clean Install

The word log probably appears in those documents

Its best to be specific. Windows Log etc.
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