Windows 10: Settings not appearing when I search for them in search bar

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  1. Posts : 10
    Windows 10 64bit Home
       28 Aug 2015 #1

    Settings not appearing when I search for them in search bar


    Hi
    I Just bought a new XPS 13 (lowest end model) that came with Microsoft 10 pre-installed (bought it from Microsoft store). my problem is that I cannot search for settings in the main search bar or even the settings search bar, the settings search bar simply doesn't work at all, and to double check that this wasn't a windows 10 issue I tried it out on a friend's Laptop and it worked fine. I took screenshots of both my Laptop and my friend's.

    My Laptop:

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    searching for "add or remove" brings up nothing, even in the settings search


    My friend's Laptop:

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    as you can see it works fine on my friend's laptop bringing up the settings i was searching for

    I appreciate any help

    thank you
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  2. Posts : 509
    Microsoft Windows 10 Pro 64-bit
       28 Aug 2015 #2

    On my computer it seemed to take a while to figure out where everything was I was seeing dots at the top of the search while searching I left my computer running all night to let it figure stuff out, You might want to run Windows Update a few times, I never had the problem of the settings page being empty though. Also when you search for something it may be painfully slow until everything is indexed
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  3. Posts : 10
    Windows 10 64bit Home
    Thread Starter
       29 Aug 2015 #3

    oh okay I'll try thanks
      My ComputerSystem Spec


  4. Posts : 10
    Windows 10 64bit Home
    Thread Starter
       29 Aug 2015 #4

    hi again, I've tried what you suggested to no avail. I'm completely puzzled as to what could cause this
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  5.    29 Aug 2015 #5

    puppydays said: View Post
    hi again, I've tried what you suggested to no avail. I'm completely puzzled as to what could cause this
    Ever heard of a 'lemon'? Since another pc can perform your desired tasks...maybe this not an OS problem!
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  6. Posts : 10
    Windows 10 64bit Home
    Thread Starter
       29 Aug 2015 #6

    this does seems like a software issue, I also realized one difference between our two PCs
    My friend's laptop originally had Windows 8.1 and was upgraded to 10
    While my one had windows 10 pre-installed
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  7.    29 Aug 2015 #7

    puppydays said: View Post
    Hi
    I Just bought a new XPS 13 (lowest end model) that came with Microsoft 10 pre-installed (bought it from Microsoft store). my problem is that I cannot search for settings in the main search bar or even the settings search bar, the settings search bar simply doesn't work at all, and to double check that this wasn't a windows 10 issue I tried it out on a friend's Laptop and it worked fine. I took screenshots of both my Laptop and my friend's.

    My Laptop:

    Click image for larger version. 

Name:	vEcHA2g.png 
Views:	5 
Size:	14.2 KB 
ID:	34441 Click image for larger version. 

Name:	Q1DWexJ.png 
Views:	2 
Size:	14.7 KB 
ID:	34442

    searching for "add or remove" brings up nothing, even in the settings search


    My friend's Laptop:

    Click image for larger version. 

Name:	Bk9fg1b.png 
Views:	48 
Size:	74.1 KB 
ID:	34443 Click image for larger version. 

Name:	S6fLGa4.png 
Views:	2 
Size:	60.6 KB 
ID:	34444

    as you can see it works fine on my friend's laptop bringing up the settings i was searching for

    I appreciate any help
    Yea..........
    thank you
    Yea.........I'm finding this annoying issue also in 10....also did in 8.1 as well.
      My ComputerSystem Spec


  8. Posts : 615
    Windows 10 Enterprise x64 (build 10586)
       29 Aug 2015 #8
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  9. Posts : 2
    Windows 10 Pro 64
       30 Aug 2015 #9

    Any progress or fix on this? Having the exact same issue on a couple of Thinkpad L440s upgraded from 7 pro to 10 pro.
    Called up MS support and they guided me through rebuilding the index ...to no avail.

    I can search for apps and programs, no problem. Anything that has to do with system settings ..nope.

    Upgraded a custom desktop from 7pro to 10 pro at the same time and no problems there. My Surface Pro 3 also went from 8.1 to 10 without a hitch.
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  10. Posts : 3,421
    insider build 10586.3 win10 pro 64
       30 Aug 2015 #10

    did you click settings icon , to check the settings
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