Windows Search in Windows 7

I got a message that Windows search was turned off, but I don't know where to go to turn it on. I would appreciate some help here! Thanks


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Open the Control Panel (icon View) - Open Programs and Features.
Over top left click "Turn Windows Feaures on and off"
Scroll down to "Windows Search" and make sure it is ticked. Ok and come out of the Window(s)
Restart the computer.

Thanks for your help, I found the setting but it was checked on. Then I tried a search in my documents and it was not working. Any further suggestions?


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Hello Larry and welcome to the forum.
Click the start orb and type
and hit enter
scroll near the bottom and find
Windows Search
double click it and set the startup type to automatic and click the start button.

Bingo!!!, that fixed my problem. Love this site and it's wealth of knowledge!!!!! Thanks so much!


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