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The Windows search service is not running and is actually missing from the services.msc list. I created a backup of the entire HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows Search "tree" and is attached here. I think some subentries from that tree are missing.
Also Windows Store doesn't start up, I don't know if this is related or not.
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Re: HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows Search is corrupted
« Reply #1 on: March 04, 2015, 12:19:47 PM »
That isnt the right registry location, if Windows Search is missing from the services list then you need to check and see if
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\services\WSearch

is there and if it isnt that is the key you need to import from a good system.  :wink:

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Re: HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows Search is corrupted
« Reply #2 on: March 04, 2015, 03:59:02 PM »
OK, I did that already and it still doesn't show up in the services.msc. I tried to attach the entire services tree, but the file is 4MB and the forum says that its too big
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Re: HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows Search is corrupted
« Reply #3 on: March 05, 2015, 01:03:42 AM »
Hi, You could just use print screen and copy to Paint program in the accessories and save as png or jpeg. It could be uploaded in the forum easily as jpg file attachement
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Re: HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows Search is corrupted
« Reply #4 on: March 05, 2015, 05:24:22 AM »
That isnt the right registry location, if Windows Search is missing from the services list then you need to check and see if
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\services\WSearch

is there and if it isnt that is the key you need to import from a good system.  :wink:

Shane

Sounds he needs to re-register them?

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Re: HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows Search is corrupted
« Reply #5 on: March 05, 2015, 05:49:54 AM »
Whats the regsvr32.exe command to register windows search?
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Re: HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows Search is corrupted
« Reply #6 on: March 06, 2015, 06:07:41 AM »
ok. Windows Search was deselected in Programs and Features. I also fixed the Windows Store not opening by using "Repair Windows 8 App Store"

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Re: HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows Search is corrupted
« Reply #7 on: March 06, 2015, 09:43:20 AM »
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ok. Windows Search was deselected in Programs and Features. I also fixed the Windows Store not opening by using "Repair Windows 8 App Store"

Good to hear :-)

Shane