Settings: "Search results aren't quite ready yet" (UK - US ok)

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  1. Posts : 34,963
    Win 10 Pro (1903) (2nd PC is 21H2)
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    Settings: "Search results aren't quite ready yet" (UK - US ok)


    Hi, if my language settings are USA, then search in Settings works.

    But if I change the display language to British English, I get the well-known "Search results aren't quite ready yet, but we're working on getting them together".

    Cortana search works (although I may be prompted to set language when changing language as above).

    I have tried to find every case where language settings need to be changed to British English, and downloaded UK language packs and speech. Even when everything I can find is set to UK English, search in Settings fails.

    However, if I revert to US English, it works.

    I have read fixes about turning Cortana off and reinstalling apps - but this is usually where both Cortana isn't working and this message appears. This does not seem to apply in my case, and surely it should not be necessary to do that merely to support changing language.

    Any thoughts? Thanks!
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  2. Posts : 34,963
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    Eventually solved after a couple of in-place repair installs and determined attempts to change the language and install UK English features as required. Found the system tray input method did not 'stick' on UK keyboard easily- had to keep changing it back from US. It seems to be ok usually- for now.
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  3. Posts : 5,478
    2004
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    I recently changed my system language and lost the search in settings. Repair install didn't work.

    I rebuilt the index and at the same time reinstalled the cumulative update needed after repair install through windows update. It is now working (with both languages).

    I don't which fixed it (or if it was either really) but one thing I noticed on the release notes of the cumulative update...

    Important If you install a language pack after you install this update, you must reinstall this update. Therefore, we recommend that you install any language packs that you need before you install this update
    kb3124200 (but all cumulative updates say this)
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  4. Posts : 34,963
    Win 10 Pro (1903) (2nd PC is 21H2)
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    Mm, thanks.. that has been re-installed of course after the repair install.

    MS certainly makes changing the language awkward.. and Cortana insists most things match up (she/it doesn't care about the keyboard though).

    (I noted that if you deselect Users (or some part thereof presumably) in the search index locations, Settings is searched s-l-o-w-l-y).

    As an in-place repair install respects most settings, (breaking the odd association and turning system restore off and needing me to set my WiFi connection up again) it won't repair everything... which makes it hard to predict as a recommendation.
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  5. Posts : 3
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    Hi there,

    Sorry to dig up this old thread, but I have encountered this same problem and can't find a similar case that is due to the language change anywhere else. I have a US Surface that I changed to UK English but cannot get to search in Settings...

    Apologies but I'm not very tech savvy so could you outline what steps you took to fix the issue? Did you have to repair install all of Windows 10? As my machine came with Win10 pre-installed, I wasn't sure if I could do this without a CD or USB with Win10 on it... Or is it just the cumulative update that needs to be reinstalled? Any help with how to do that?

    Thanks so much for any help at all!!
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  6. Posts : 34,963
    Win 10 Pro (1903) (2nd PC is 21H2)
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    HeyDave88 said:
    Hi there,

    Sorry to dig up this old thread, but I have encountered this same problem and can't find a similar case that is due to the language change anywhere else. I have a US Surface that I changed to UK English but cannot get to search in Settings...

    Apologies but I'm not very tech savvy so could you outline what steps you took to fix the issue? Did you have to repair install all of Windows 10? As my machine came with Win10 pre-installed, I wasn't sure if I could do this without a CD or USB with Win10 on it... Or is it just the cumulative update that needs to be reinstalled? Any help with how to do that?

    Thanks so much for any help at all!!
    Hi, lx07's experience demonstrated the in-place upgrade repair install wasn't necessary. I did it 'cos at the time I was floundering, not able to find a suggested solution, and just wanted to get back to a stable state.

    The key seems to have been (at that time at least) to have been related to the order in which the update was applied, and then the language change made.

    So the idea would be sthg like this:
    a. change your language
    b. uninstall the last cumulative update (or Windows updates).
    c. allow them to reinstall

    This does not require a boot medium.

    However, note there are several things to change in changing language
    Under (e.g.) Settings, Time & language
    Locale (Time, Region...)
    Speech language
    Display language
    Keyboard (input method) [Cortana is insensitive to this]

    As I recall there are a couple of downloads needed.
    Cortana will prompt you if the language settings aren't consistent.

    Messy.
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  7. Posts : 3
    Microsoft 10
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    That worked! Thank you so much for your help! Sorry I misread what you had earlier. You were correct that I had to uninstall more than one cumulative update also, as I initially tried with the most recent one installed and saw no change.
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  8. Posts : 34,963
    Win 10 Pro (1903) (2nd PC is 21H2)
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    Great- please mark solved if happy now. Win 10 is full of odd quirks that 'get you' when you're not looking.
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  9. Posts : 3
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    Oddly, I just tried a system restore, and couldn't replicate this fix...

    I restored as a program I had uninstalled would not disappear from the Notifications options list in Settings. Eventually I found this was another of Win 10's "quirks" and hasn't been fixed yet. As I had set a restore before fixing the settings search and also installing this program, I thought I'd try to go back, repeat the fix, and be content with my clear notifications list, but I couldn't get it working.

    I took exactly the steps I did before: changing language (display language, input method and speech), uninstalled all updates and reinstalled, but still couldn't get it to work. In the end I reverted the system restore.

    Any idea what I could be missing? I was on to Microsoft Support for 3 hours before finding and implementing this fix, so I think they may have done something I've missed, but I can't find any other possible settings for language. location or speech input...
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  10. Posts : 1
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    dalchina said:
    Hi, lx07's experience demonstrated the in-place upgrade repair install wasn't necessary. I did it 'cos at the time I was floundering, not able to find a suggested solution, and just wanted to get back to a stable state.

    The key seems to have been (at that time at least) to have been related to the order in which the update was applied, and then the language change made.

    So the idea would be sthg like this:
    a. change your language
    b. uninstall the last cumulative update (or Windows updates).
    c. allow them to reinstall

    This does not require a boot medium.

    However, note there are several things to change in changing language
    Under (e.g.) Settings, Time & language
    Locale (Time, Region...)
    Speech language
    Display language
    Keyboard (input method) [Cortana is insensitive to this]

    As I recall there are a couple of downloads needed.
    Cortana will prompt you if the language settings aren't consistent.

    Messy.
    Hello,

    I just did a clean installation of windows 10 pro and i am getting this message "search results aren't quite ready yet, but we're working on getting them together. try again in a few minutes". I did change the language from us to Canada, and I changed it for all the things you had listed. I already ran troubleshooter as well, without success.

    My question is how many latest cumulative updates should i uninstall?

    There have been so many updates that i do not know which one to delete?

    Thanks.
    Last edited by Light1; 02 May 2016 at 11:09.
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