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Windows 7: Start Menu Search Gone - W7

23 May 2010   #1
dmiddleton2

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Start Menu Search Gone - W7

This right?

There is no search menu item on the start menu - am I missing something? Search is NOT disabled in services.msc, andI have NOT removed search voa c.panel/add-remove windows components.

It was there in Vista - can I get it back in W7?

Thanks!


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23 May 2010   #2
kucing13

 

welcome dmiddleton2 ,please refer to this thread
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27 May 2010   #3
dmiddleton2

W7
 
 

Thank you for the reply.

That thread does't really tell me anything.

Plus, I did a google image search of "windows 7 start menu search" and I actually do not see that anyone has the search in their stat menu - so maybe it's just not me.

Does anyone know if MS left out this feature, and/or is there any way, via a reg key or some other way - to get it there?

Thanks!
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27 May 2010   #4
derekimo

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It should be there unless it has been removed in Windows features which is pointed out in that thread that Kucing pointed to.
Here is what it looks like,


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Start Menu Search Gone - W7-search.jpg 
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27 May 2010   #5
dmiddleton2

W7
 
 

See - it isn't there on yours either.

Apologies if I was not clear, but I am not talking about the Instant Search on the bottom of the start menu, I am talking about the search menu item:

search.jpg picture by dmiddletonla - Photobucket

Those are two shots of Vista. See the search menu item? Can't get that to be there, because - and look to the right - that "search" option checkbox is not there anymore in W7.

Hopefully this is clear.

I guess what I am hoping for is a hack of somesort, or reg modification that will get that search menu item back.

Thanks again.
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27 May 2010   #6
derekimo

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You're Welcome,
I see now, there has been quite a few that were missing the start menu search that I was pointing out so that's where our mis-understanding comes from.

The search you want is gone, I hope you find something to fit your needs.

I'll attach your screenshot to hopefully make it easier for someone to help you.


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Start Menu Search Gone - W7-start.jpg  
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28 May 2010   #7
kucing13

 

I thought that function has gone in seven,and this is to restore missing search panel in start menu but I can't confirm if this is what you want

Go to Control Panel>Programs and Features>Turn Windows features on or off, and enable Indexing service and Windows search
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30 May 2010   #8
dmiddleton2

W7
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by kucing13 View Post
Go to Control Panel>Programs and Features>Turn Windows features on or off, and enable Indexing service and Windows search
Nope - didn't do it.

Did they really leave this out of W7? How is that possible?
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30 May 2010   #9
kucing13

 

They are many missing things in 7 for example you can play animated gif in windows photo viewer,you have to live with it I suppose
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30 May 2010   #10
Brink

64-bit Windows 10 Pro
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by dmiddleton2 View Post
See - it isn't there on yours either.

Apologies if I was not clear, but I am not talking about the Instant Search on the bottom of the start menu, I am talking about the search menu item:

search.jpg picture by dmiddletonla - Photobucket

Those are two shots of Vista. See the search menu item? Can't get that to be there, because - and look to the right - that "search" option checkbox is not there anymore in W7.

Hopefully this is clear.

I guess what I am hoping for is a hack of somesort, or reg modification that will get that search menu item back.

Thanks again.

Hello D. Middleton,

Ah, you mean the Search button in the Start Menu. That has been removed since Vista SP1, but this will help show you how to add it back.

Start Menu - Add or Remove Search Button

Hope this helps,
Shawn
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