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Published on 03.09.09 by Brent Trahan

Install the Windows Search Engine

Learn how to install the Windows search engine in Windows 7.

Install the Windows Search Engine

  1. Open the Control Panel from the Start menu.
  2. Open Programs and Features in the Control Panel.


    Note: If Programs and Features is not available, change View by to Large icons at the top right of the Control Panel.

  3. Select Turn Windows features on or off in the left column of the Programs and Features window.


  4. Check off Windows Search and then click OK.


  5. Click Restart Now to restart the computer.


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  1. Migl? says:

    Can you please help me, it seems that my windows search no longer exist , i tried to turn it on by start menu properties , customize , but it was turned on , but not worked . I tried fixing problem by going to Windows features , but search was turned on there to , but still don’t worked . So how make it work ?

  2. maykhaelsful says:

    i have a problem like this, i tried to turn on the windows search but i cant find it in the options. it was there before, but suddenly, i dont know what happened, but it was gone now. probably because of windows updates. please help.

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