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So I disabled the search service by accident, the basic shell integrated one which can be accessed from Win+F.

How can I re-enable this?

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  • Under Control Panel click on Programs:

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  • Under Programs and Features click on Turn Windows Features On or Off:

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  • In the dialog, check the Windows Search checkbox and hit OK:

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You will be prompted to restart. If you've saved all your work you can now restart.

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Wow, that was fast. – Zombies Jan 13 '10 at 3:37
Heh, I try! Let me know if it works :) – John T Jan 13 '10 at 3:47

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