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Re: windows search missing from windows features
« Reply #25 on: September 28, 2015, 09:27:45 AM »
both of the logs are attached below.

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Re: windows search missing from windows features
« Reply #26 on: September 28, 2015, 09:38:56 AM »
That CBS log would have been a lot easier to read if you had used the cmd I posted in Reply #11 but the SFCFix log says there isn't any corruption.

Did the sfc /scannow report that it was unable to repair some files ?
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Re: windows search missing from windows features
« Reply #27 on: September 28, 2015, 10:50:18 AM »
The SFC didn't throw any throw any errors.
The sfcdetails.txt is attached below.

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Re: windows search missing from windows features
« Reply #28 on: September 28, 2015, 02:14:37 PM »
These registry changes may get Windows Search started for you. http://www.kapilarya.com/fix-windows-search-service-failed-to-start-in-windows-8-1
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Re: windows search missing from windows features
« Reply #29 on: September 28, 2015, 05:43:22 PM »
Perhaps this works:
- Open CMD.exe and run execute this *.bat file.

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Re: windows search missing from windows features
« Reply #31 on: September 29, 2015, 08:18:04 AM »
ok. disabling it and and enabling it via (dism.exe /online /Disable-Feature /FeatureName:SearchEngine-Client-Package and dism.exe /online /enable-Feature /FeatureName:SearchEngine-Client-Package) fixed it. It still doesn't show up in windows features. anyone have any ideas? where does windows features get its list anyway.


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Re: windows search missing from windows features
« Reply #32 on: September 29, 2015, 09:09:59 AM »
It's part of the OS and given what you have tried, perhaps it's time to consider a Refresh.

http://www.7tutorials.com/how-refresh-windows-8-installation-without-losing-your-data
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Re: windows search missing from windows features
« Reply #33 on: September 29, 2015, 09:28:29 AM »
- Did you run the file I posted ? It registeres a number of files and that's need for features in the "Settings"  menu to show up.

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Re: windows search missing from windows features
« Reply #34 on: September 29, 2015, 05:50:21 PM »
no, I didn't try your tip in re-registering the system files. apparently, Windows Search shouldn't even be listed in windows features. I just disabled and re-enabled it through dism and everything works now.

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Re: windows search missing from windows features
« Reply #35 on: September 30, 2015, 01:58:13 AM »
So there is a difference in Features for Win 8.1 to Win 7.

Can you post the dism cmds you used - will save me a Google and can help others.
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Re: windows search missing from windows features
« Reply #36 on: September 30, 2015, 06:42:38 AM »
dism /Online /Disable-Feature /FeatureName:"SearchEngine-Client-Package" /NoRestart

dism /Online /Enable-Feature /FeatureName:"SearchEngine-Client-Package" /NoRestart

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Re: windows search missing from windows features
« Reply #37 on: September 30, 2015, 08:37:42 AM »
Thanks for those - perhaps I should have added a bit to my question as to how you were able to access Command Prompt (Admin) if you weren't able to type anything.

Parts of Win 8.1 are still an enigma to me - perhaps it would have helped if I'd installed it but after reading all of the early horror stories from Win 8.0, decided that valour didn't come into it :)
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Re: windows search missing from windows features
« Reply #38 on: October 08, 2015, 11:06:54 PM »
I have been gone the last 3 weeks on an insane programming session, so i am just now getting back to the forum posts. I have over 100+ threads to look over, this thread is over 3 pages long, so I didnt read all of it lol

I just wanted to see how things are at this point?

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Re: windows search missing from windows features
« Reply #39 on: October 09, 2015, 09:21:58 AM »
Shane, today, in task scheduler; I noticed the search feature was set to disabled, never ran
also noted that some programs were set to run in vista; thing is, I upgraded to win7 these past few days

yes, I changed the search to enabled, reviewed all the tasks and set them to win7

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Re: windows search missing from windows features
« Reply #40 on: October 13, 2015, 02:45:21 AM »
That is the built in windows defender, and if you have another AV installed then it would have been set to disabled as it isnt suppose to be on or run when there is another AV on the system. Never have more than one AV at a time.

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