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Windows Start Search Not Functional

Discussion in 'Windows 10' started by Raderick, Mar 7, 2017.

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  1. Raderick

    Raderick Thread Starter

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    Hello!

    I had to do a reformat of my hard drive and completed a fresh installation of Windows 10 Pro. One thing I noticed that I am now unable to go to Start, and then type in an application or command to open. The search box will not open at all. Furthermore, if I launch Cortana, and try to do a text search, no text will appear at all.

    Windows Search in Services IS enabled.

    Any help would be appreciated.
     
  2. jenae

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    Hi, go to programs and locate windows powershell, right click on it and select "run as administrator" an elevated powershell prompt will open. Copy the text below (highlighted in red, does not need to be copied in red), right click anywhere in the powershell window and the cmd will append to the prompt (no need to paste), press enter. Restart computer ( not shutdown, must be restart). Try search now.

    Get-AppXPackage -Name Microsoft.Windows.Cortana | Foreach {Add-AppxPackage -DisableDevelopmentMode -Register "$($_.InstallLocation)\AppXManifest.xml"}
     
  3. Raderick

    Raderick Thread Starter

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    Thank you for the help. Sadly, this didn't help me out.
     
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