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Search doesn't work

  1. #1


    Posts : 3
    Windows 8

    Search doesn't work


    My search feature isn't working. This is the main search that should start with you typing while the metro screen is up. Some time ago it just disappeared. I've tried a couple of things to get it to work, but I can't. Can anyone run me through trouble shooting it?

    Thanks,
    Gn13l

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  2. #2


    Posts : 2,191
    Windows 8.1


    Although this fix does not pertain specifically to the Metro screen, you might want to give it a shot and see what happens:

    Fix Windows Desktop Search when it crashes or not showing results

    Good luck.
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  3. #3


    Posts : 3
    Windows 8

    says I need to update Windows Search


    Quote Originally Posted by my2cents View Post
    Although this fix does not pertain specifically to the Metro screen, you might want to give it a shot and see what happens:

    Fix Windows Desktop Search when it crashes or not showing results

    Good luck.
    I've tried this previously. It tells me that I need to update Windows Search to version 6 or later. I've looked and I've not seen how to do this. Any ideas?
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  4. #4


    Posts : 2,191
    Windows 8.1


    Have you applied all available Windows Updates? Do you have Windows 8 Search checked as an option here?

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  5. #5


    Posts : 3
    Windows 8


    Quote Originally Posted by my2cents View Post
    Have you applied all available Windows Updates? Do you have Windows 8 Search checked as an option here?

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    This solved my problem! Thank you very much for your help. The windows search feature is almost critical for getting things done in Windows 8. I'm glad it was such a simple solution. I had tried much more complicated things previously. You're a life saver my2cents!
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  6. #6


    Posts : 2,191
    Windows 8.1


    Glad you got it fixed! Cheers!
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