Windows Search in Windows 7

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  1. larryj65

    larryj65 New Member

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    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
     
  2. davehc

    davehc Microsoft MVP
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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.
     
  3. larryj65

    larryj65 New Member

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    Hi
    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?
     
  4. Trouble

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    Hello Larry and welcome to the forum.
    Click the start orb and type
    services.msc
    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.
    Regards
    Randy
     
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    larryj65 New Member

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    Bingo!!!, that fixed my problem. Love this site and it's wealth of knowledge!!!!! Thanks so much!
     
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    Glad to hear that you were able to resolve your problem. Thanks for posting back and updating your thread with that information.
    Thanks for joining our community and we hope to continue to see you around the forum.
    Regards
    Randy
     

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