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Windows 8 type to search not workingThursday 25th April 2013
Windows 8 is tolerable as you can still type to search the start screen. Alas, mine stopped working.

And so did my ability to search by pressing Win+F.

It was the second point that made me realise what I did. As I like things to run lean, I removed Windows Search (I don't need it on a laptop, and figured I'd save the over-head).

Restoring the Windows Search feature brought back the ability to search through the Start Screen.

So, word of warning - you cannot live without Windows Search in Windows 8 (and I assume 2012).


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