Windows 10: Dead! Search the Web and Windows

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  1.    05 Apr 2016 #1

    Dead! Search the Web and Windows


    Something seems to have changed, so that I am no longer able to type anything in to the search space. How may Have caused that to happen? And, please, how do I rectify?
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  2.    05 Apr 2016 #2

    Hi, could you clarify, perhaps with a screenshot to be sure, which search space?

    Possibilities:
    A browser search field
    Explorer search
    Settings search
    Cortana search

    Thanks!
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       05 Apr 2016 #3

    chipwood said: View Post
    Something seems to have changed, so that I am no longer able to type anything in to the search space. How may Have caused that to happen? And, please, how do I rectify?
    Reading from your title, I have a feeling your Cortana is NOT enabled.

    Before Cortana is enabled, the search bar will say " Search the web and Windows "
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    After Cortana is enabled, the search bar will say " Ask me anything "
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    As far as I can remember, if Cortana is not enabled, the search bar will not function.
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  4.    05 Apr 2016 #4

    @Both It is the grey version, yet I could enter something there for about a week after entering trial period. May it be relevant that I use Chrome 64 bit as browser, and had to reinstall it a few days ago?
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       05 Apr 2016 #5

    What "trial period "?
    You are running Enterprise evaluation version ?

    I know nothing about Enterprise version.
    I apologize and allow me to bow out.
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       05 Apr 2016 #6

    chipwood said: View Post
    Something seems to have changed, so that I am no longer able to type anything in to the search space. How may Have caused that to happen? And, please, how do I rectify?
    Try it : Index - Rebuild - Windows 7 Help Forums

    Everything is identical for windows 10.

    A single go may not work. Try it thrice. Rebuild > Restart > Rebuild > Restart > Rebuild > Restart
    Hopefully the search function will be back at its place.
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  7.    05 Apr 2016 #7

    davidhk said: View Post
    What "trial period "?
    You are running Enterprise evaluation version ?

    I know nothing about Enterprise version.
    I apologize and allow me to bow out.
    I mean the month in which one can revert to 7 or 8.
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       05 Apr 2016 #8

    chipwood said: View Post
    I mean the month in which one can revert to 7 or 8.
    Oh. Sorry.
    I misunderstood.
    Is your Cortana enabled ?
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  9.    05 Apr 2016 #9

    If you press the Windows key and S, a Cortana window should open. Could you post a screenshot- and how many icons do you see down the left side?

    Is any helpful message displayed?

    If you open Settings, Privacy, General, do you see any message in red?

    Click the Action Centre icon in the system tray - is the Location tile 'lit' (on)?

    Have you made any changes to Language settings?

    Do you have any system restore points you could use, or other backups (system image or disk image)?
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       05 Apr 2016 #10

    @chipwood:
    Have you run any kind of 'Anti-Telemetry' applications?
    (There are many floating around the web, usually of the 'sketchy' kind)
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