I'm re-installing the OEM Win10 on a laptop in a stripped-down form with the intent of creating a V-Box image from it. I used NTLite to edit the original image, removing some items a Linux-hosted virtual OS won't need. Then removed some more when I installed it using Bob.Omb’s Modified Win10PEx64.
My problem is that I inadvertently removed one element that is a deal-breaker. It's missing the Start Button's "Search Programs and Files" function. I got the magnifying glass icon on the taskbar to re-appear but it doesn't do anything. It flashes when I click on it but no search window pops up. Nor does the WinKey-S shortcut open anything.
The reason it's a deal-breaker is that it's far faster to use the programs search than to rifle through the menu to locate little-use applications.
I don't know what I might have checked in the editing process to cause it to be removed but if I can't figure this out I'll have to start from the beginning with NTLite, which is a lot more backtracking than I'd care to have to do.
So if you know how that one specific function might be restored/enabled, I'd be grateful for the help.