search bar doing nothing


  1. Posts : 158
    windows
       #1

    search bar doing nothing


    the search bar in windows 10 by the windows icon does nothing, does not even search let along find anything
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  2. Posts : 1,778
    Windows 10 Pro,
       #2

    You can easily remove that search bar if it is bothering you.
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  3. Posts : 158
    windows
    Thread Starter
       #3

    doesn't bother me, i use it seldom, none the less it did work and now does not, would like it to work again and then i might take it out myself
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  4. Posts : 565
    W10
       #4

    Mightbe update KB4512941. Cortana problems and high cpu loads. I uninstalled it, and everything was back to normal.
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  5. Posts : 158
    windows
    Thread Starter
       #5

    you are a genius, i thought it had something to do with the last update but did not know how to start checking on that without help, to the best of my memory that is the first update hit i have taken from the updates.
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  6. Posts : 158
    windows
    Thread Starter
       #6

    it downloaded again, I let it thinking maybe microsoft fixed it, they did not, removed it again, anyone on here with connections to Microsoft that can send it in as a problem
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  7. Posts : 25,075
    10 Home x64 (21H2) (10 Pro on 2nd pc)
       #7

    @Wood, this is a known issue...

    Windows Desktop Search may not return any results and may have high CPU usage
    Microsoft is getting reports that a small number of users may not receive results when using Windows Desktop Search and may see high CPU usage from SearchUI.exe when searching after installing KB4512941.

    This issue is only encountered on devices in which searching the web from Windows Desktop Search has been disabled.
    https://docs.microsoft.com/en-us/win...903#676msgdesc

    The workaround it to enable searching the web. The procedure to do that in given in this post.

    Cumulative Update KB4512941 Windows 10 v1903 build 18362.329 - Aug. 30 - post #180

    None of my machines have this issue, but then I have never tweaked anything to disable searching the web.
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  8. Posts : 725
    Windows 10 64-bits
       #8

    Bree said:
    @Wood, this is a known issue...

    https://docs.microsoft.com/en-us/win...903#676msgdesc

    The workaround it to enable searching the web. The procedure to do that in given in this post.

    Cumulative Update KB4512941 Windows 10 v1903 build 18362.329 - Aug. 30 - post #180

    None of my machines have this issue, but then I have never tweaked anything to disable searching the web.
    I do tweak, mostly disabling telemetry, web search, etc. After updating to v.1903, Cortana was constantly running around 35% CPU utilization. For me, enabling web search was not an option and was too lazy to uninstall the relevant patch. Instead, I've ran the "Fix Cortana Search.bat" file, as shown in the video.

    I do not remember where I've got files, but it works just fine. That makes me question...

    If a guy can clobber together a batch and other files in couple of days, how come Microsoft programmers take so long to fix this issue?
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  9. Posts : 35,535
    Win 10 Pro (21H2) (2nd PC is 21H2)
       #9

    Wood said:
    it downloaded again, I let it thinking maybe microsoft fixed it, they did not, removed it again, anyone on here with connections to Microsoft that can send it in as a problem
    Hi, you have two options.
    a. Hide the update so you don't get it again (Tutorial available, or use a free tool like WUMT perhaps which has download and hide options and makes it easy)

    b. apply the registry fix as per post #17
    Cumulative Update KB4512941 Windows 10 v1903 build 18362.329 - Aug. 30

    **
    anyone on here with connections to Microsoft that can send it in as a problem
    See 'Known Issues'
    Cumulative Update KB4512941 Windows 10 v1903 build 18362.329 - Aug. 30

    FYI: there's a thread per update per build in the News section. Worth looking at if you have a problem with one.

    FYI 2: To generate feedback to MS, you can use the Feedback Hub app (Win key + f).
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