W10 search not working...

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  1. Posts : 89
    Windows 10. Version 1903. OS Build 18362.239
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    W10 search not working...


    Switching on my daughter’s W10 laptop this morning I notice that the search box does nothing – whatever I type appears in the box but when I press return nothing happens – whatever I’ve written in the box remains but there are NO search results. I thought initially it was a fault but on switching on my own W10 desktop I find exactly the same thing… Now two computers behaving like this at the same time and in the same house would surely be more than a co-incidence so I presume a recent update is to blame...?

    I've looked through some recent postings and there have been a couple mentioned this problem, are others having the same issues? I have the latest version of W10 (1909) and Windows Update tells me "You're up to date"...
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  2. dalchina's Avatar
    Posts : 29,939
    Win 10 Pro (1903)
       #2

    Join the queue- for 1909 users.. my 1903 seems ok (in the UK). (I reverted to 1903 when I saw the file explorer search problem by uninstalling the 1909 enablement package (Windows update).
    Windows search not working/is blank
    my search bar is broken
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  3. Posts : 89
    Windows 10. Version 1903. OS Build 18362.239
    Thread Starter
       #3

    Thanks Dalchina…

    I had a quick look in the Task manager and it appears SearchUI.exe is suspended, and UAC virtualisation is 'not allowed'. I've turned SearchUI.exe off and it immediately comes back showing it's running but after a couple of seconds reverts to suspended...
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  4. Brink's Avatar
    Posts : 56,301
    64-bit Windows 10 Pro for Workstations build 21359
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    Using step 3 in the tutorial below to "Turn Off Search online and include web results from Bing" should fix the broken search in Windows 10.

    Turn On or Off Search online and include web results in Windows 10
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  5. Posts : 89
    Windows 10. Version 1903. OS Build 18362.239
    Thread Starter
       #5

    Brink - you're a genius - thank you! Now to do the same with the laptop.

    Computers - what DID we find to play with before they came along...

    Thank you again!
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  6. Brink's Avatar
    Posts : 56,301
    64-bit Windows 10 Pro for Workstations build 21359
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    taid said:
    Brink - you're a genius - thank you! Now to do the same with the laptop.

    Computers - what DID we find to play with before they came along...

    Thank you again!
    You're most welcome. I'm glad it could help.
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  7. coolmistry's Avatar
    Posts : 172
    Windows 10 Home 64 Bits 2004 Latest Version
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    Brink said:
    Using step 3 in the tutorial below to "Turn Off Search online and include web results from Bing" should fix the broken search in Windows 10.

    Turn On or Off Search online and include web results in Windows 10
    Thanks you and it Fix for me for now
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  8. Brink's Avatar
    Posts : 56,301
    64-bit Windows 10 Pro for Workstations build 21359
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    coolmistry said:
    Thanks you and it Fix for me for now
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  9. Posts : 9
    WIndows 10
       #9

    From task manager delete " SearchUI.exe". It will automatically start again & you will able to search.
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  10. Steve C's Avatar
    Posts : 6,287
    Windows 10 Pro 64 bit
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    I used the following Powershell fix:

    Get-AppxPackage Microsoft.Windows.Cortana | Foreach {Add-AppxPackage -DisableDevelopmentMode -Register "$($_.InstallLocation)\AppXManifest.xml"}
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