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Since Vista, there's been a text box you get when you click the start button, in which you type to filter on programs.

I've found that it's gone here. Disabled or whatnot, I don't know. How can I get this back?

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Minor comment: That sounds like search rather than run. picture of RUN on win7 x64. –  Hennes Mar 9 at 15:02

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Go to Programs and Features in Control Panel. Click on Turn Windows Features on or off, go at the lower part, check if Windows Search is unchecked. If it is, check it then press OK.

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Even if the run box is disabled you can still bring it up by pressing the win+r key combination

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No, that one doesn't show possible matches. –  KdgDev Oct 5 '10 at 15:18

There's a similar question posted, except asking how to remove it. You may want to follow the instructions to see if the search box is disabled.

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