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Ican't search programs in the start bar

I recently installed windows 7, and it generally runs great, but...

apparently there is supposed to be a little search bar in the start menu so when you click start you can just start typing to search for a program...

but mine doesn't seem to exist. Where can I enable it?
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  1. You need change setting from Local Group Policy Editor

    Go to my Computer,
    double click on C drive
    double click on windows
    double click on System32
    double click on MMC

    Once the editor opens up

    Go to File, then select
    1 gpedit

    Now double click on Administrative Templates
    double click on Start Menu and Taskbar

    From here you can customise the the taskbar,
    double click on any item, then Click Enable or Disable, then Apply.

    In your case I think 'Remove the Search lin'k, might be Enabled, so you need to disabled

    Look for Remove the Search link in the right Pane, double click on it. Click disable and apply.

    .......................................
    This also can be done usig Registry editor.
  2. cool thanks! i'm at work now, so will check it later. hope it works

    thanks
  3. You can also try to right click while in the Start menu and see if it give you a "Customize" or "Options" -- if not in the Start menu, right click the Taskbar, i know that one has Customize, it might be an option in there.
  4. nope and nope. the registry thing didn't work and I can't find the option anywhere!

    thanks tho guys!

    any more advice??
  5. Best answer
    Have you checked Control Panel/Programs/Turnn Windows features on or off? There's an option "Windows Search" in there that should be ticked. If not try ticking it and restarting your computer.
  6. cool thanks!!!
    will give it a go
  7. Ijack said:
    Have you checked Control Panel/Programs/Turnn Windows features on or off? There's an option "Windows Search" in there that should be ticked. If not try ticking it and restarting your computer.


    This much easier way of doing it and should Defiantly work.
  8. lol, there's always a simple solution after you make a mission with the hard way..
  9. joelpringle said:
    lol, there's always a simple solution after you make a mission with the hard way..



    :D I forgot that search option was possible to disable under Turn Windows Features on or off
  10. Well, it all works excellently now! Thanks!
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