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Mag Glass Search - Unable to search for anything in Win 10 Explorer on 5 diff Win 10 PCs

Mag Glass Search top right in Win Explorer - Unable to search for anything in Win 10 Explorer on 5 diff Win 10 PCs

Ive rebooted them all and all the same ...

Very odd ...

On every machine !

Some are bran new and all with latest updates.

Just started happening very recently .
Windows 10

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McKnife

8/22/2022 - Mon
Bill Prew

McKnife

Install the latest update:  18363.628

It resolves the search box bug.

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My PC is completely up to date win 10.

Is this an additional behind the scenes update that is not yet automatically available?
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McKnife

Just saw a solution in another forum and also this reason:  https://www.heise.de/newsticker/meldung/Windows-10-Suchfunktion-derzeit-fuer-viele-Nutzer-kaputt-Workaround-verfuegbar-4653892.html (german - use browser translation features)

In powershell:

# startmenu empty fix 
New-ItemProperty 'HKCU:\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Search' -Name BingSearchEnabled -Value 0 -PropertyType DWORD -Force -verbose | out-null 
New-ItemProperty 'HKCU:\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Search' -Name CortanaConsent -Value 0 -PropertyType DWORD -Force -verbose | out-null 
gps searchui | kill -force -Verbose

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Hi McKnife ...

re
Install the latest update:   18363.628

It resolves the search box bug.

But if you are all up to date, you all ready have that update ...

"If you are using Windows Update, the latest SSU (KB4528759) will be offered to you automatically. To get the standalone package for the latest SSU, search for it in the Microsoft Update Catalog."
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