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Windows 7: where is the Search box?

22 May 2010   #1
yali

WIN7
 
 
where is the Search box?

Hi, I have win 7 ultimate
and IT doesnt have the sear box, in the start menu and in the windows either.

I have tried many options, like in windows explorer, the windows search is checked, eveything about the searching checkbox are checked, and still
dont have the search box!
the other option I tried, is in the folder options, well many forums says that you need to check the search option, but in my little folder option window, it doesnt even have the search button to click it!!, windows-organize-folder option, just have folder general and view!


HOW CAN I ADD THE SEARCH BOX?

please somebody answer me with a right answer.


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22 May 2010   #2
Brink

64-bit Windows 10 Pro
 
 

Hello Yali, and welcome to Seven Forums.

Did you have Windows Search checked in Windows Features to have it turned on?

Hope this helps,
Shawn
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22 May 2010   #3
yali

WIN7
 
 

Yes it is cheked !
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22 May 2010   #4
Brink

64-bit Windows 10 Pro
 
 

Have you already tried doing a system restore using a restore point dated before the search box went missing?

If you did, then you may need to do a Factory System Recovery to reinstall Windows 7 with to fix this. Be sure to backup anything that you do not want to lose first.
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22 May 2010   #5
yali

WIN7
 
 

WELL, I cant do a system restore because I just got it, and I nevede had the search box, isnt an easy way to just add the search box?, Do I have to do the factory restore??
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22 May 2010   #6
manhunter2826

Windows XP - Now Windows 7 Home Premium (64-bit).
 
 

Seems bizarre for a clean fresh install -- out of the box
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22 May 2010   #7
Brink

64-bit Windows 10 Pro
 
 

As a test, uncheck Windows Search in Windows Features and click on OK, then check it and click on OK. Restart if prompted to do so.
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22 May 2010   #8
PooMan UK

Windows 7 Ultimate 64bit
 
 

Have you tried pressing the " win logo Key + F "

Search in Windows 7
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22 May 2010   #9
manhunter2826

Windows XP - Now Windows 7 Home Premium (64-bit).
 
 

Excellent idea PMUK (would rather abbreviate your handle lol).
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22 May 2010   #10
yali

WIN7
 
 

pooman Uk- if I dont have the search box, the windows+f, obviously DONT WORK

Brink.- I uncheked the windows search, pressed ok, but a warning advice says, that the changes are not made, so the windows search option is still checked! even if I uncheck it.

so I did it twice, and a restart prompt, so I did it, and is still checked.

is there somebody from Microsoft who can Help me and tell me what to do? do I have to install the whole Win7 again?? What do I do, I cant find my homework!
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