Unable to use Search in start menu since 1709 feature update

  1. Posts : 3
    Windows 10

    Unable to use Search in start menu since 1709 feature update

    I am pretty stumped. Since the latest feature update on my laptop only ( my other computer is ok) I cannot use the search function in the start menu
    I start typing and it freezes and I cannot click any of the search results
    the only way I can open software is my manually looking for it in the start menu through folders etc

    Here is a video the issue:
    Recording #2 - YouTube
    Ive got latest drivers and I tried doing a system restore but it wont let me, keeps saying it didnt work because my AV ( Windows defender) is blocking it.... The OS's native AV is blocking its own features... ok awesome Microsoft
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  2. Posts : 158
    Windows 10

    Lots of issues with the updates causing problems with the Start menu. In my experience it happens when updating, but clean installs dont seem to have issues. Some things that have worked for me are as follows: if all else you should be able to Reset from Win 10 install disk that can be downloaded online.


    1. Open Windows PowerShell as Administrator
      1. Right click Start button
      2. Choose Command prompt (Admin)
      3. Type in Powershell in the black window and hit Enter

    2. Paste in the Windows PowerShell window and press Enter key:
      Get-AppXPackage -AllUsers | Foreach {Add-AppxPackage -DisableDevelopmentMode -Register "$($_.InstallLocation)\AppXManifest.xml"}

    Disable Fast Startup
    Last edited by dmccoy; 19 Dec 2017 at 18:30. Reason: Spelling
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