reg.exe add HKCU\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Search /v BingSearchEnabled /t REG_DWORD /d 0 /f
reg.exe add HKCU\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Search /v CortanaConsent /t REG_DWORD /d 0 /f
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There have been several problems with windows search and the start menu search in the past months - all officially resolved. Please tell us what build you run (what's the output of the command winver?) The latest is
If not on the latest, let windows search for updates.
Hey all, "me too". I read stuff on the web about changing the registry. That gave me a work around but then cut off cortana from working. What was weird is I just had an update after this issue happened. Then by chance I checked for an update again and sure enough there it was.
I am now on OS Build 18363.628. I changed CortanaConsent back to 1 from 0 and now that part is back to normal.
Daniel, that article you pointed to was the first in my search, then I saw
https://superuser.com/questions/1522905/windows-10-search-not-loading-showing-blank-window which was more straight to the point. However, it was just a short term hack that didn't really fix the real issue which was getting to the most current build as McKnife pointed out.
No, I didn't point that out.
Story is: in the office, we are on the latest build for a week (18363.628) already and did not have that problem today. At home, I am on the same build and I had that problem 5 hours ago. Why is that? Because at work, our computers don't have a direct internet connection - bing search servers cannot be contacted! Those were the problem, not the build.
Microsoft corrected it a few hours later - no update needed, not reg hack needed, you just had to wait.
(sure, the reg hack disabled bing search, that's why it was effective as a workaround).
McKnife, are you saying that it was just dumb luck that I saw the fix and not the update?
The time some people updated to .628 might have been while MS fixed it at their end.
As said: home, .628 had the problem at 5 pm GMT and didn't have it any longer at 10 pm GMT, nothing done in between, machine was off.
At work, none of our 50+ workstations at .628 had the problem (start menu is used heavily), since, as said, they have no internet access and couldn't reach the faulty bing.
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