Windows 7 Windows Search Will Start - error 1613

I  have a client who's workstation will not start Windows Search.  When attempting to start it, it displays the error:  Windows could not start the Windows Search service on Local Computer.  Error 1613:  This installation package cannot be installed by the Windows Installer service.  You must install a Windows service pack that contains a new version of the Windows Installer service.

The systems is running Windows 7 Pro fully patched.

Any ideas?
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JohnBusiness Consultant (Owner)Commented:
Fully patched = Service Pack 1 installed also?

Go to Control Panel, Programs and Features, Windows Features (left side) and make sure Indexing Service is enabled. Farther down make sure Windows Search is enabled. If you must set either or both, set, close out and restart the computer.

Then go to Control Panel, Indexing Options and make sure what you want searched is locally available and set up. Then go to the next tab and rebuild the index. Make sure the PC can be on for the next several hours.

See if this helps.

If not, run System File Checker. Run SFC /SCANNOW and allow to complete. Run again if errors remain uncorrected. Restart and test again.

Please let us know. .... Thinkpads_User
YortAuthor Commented:
aadih...thank you for your post, but I had already tried that.

Thinkpads_User...tried your solution, but still not working.

Any other options?

Thanks in advance.
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Remove the Windows Search feature using "Turn Windows Features On or Off".
Restart the computer.  Re-install the Windows Search feature again using "Turn Windows Features on or off". Rebuild the Search Index. Try the search now.

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YortAuthor Commented:
Uninstalling and reinstalling resolved the issue.

Thank you!
Paul SauvéRetiredCommented:
Worked for me too!
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