I have the same problem as this one:

Re-enabling windows 7 search

Except it's Windows 8 and there is no option for "Windows Search" in the list of features. I disabled it when I installed my computer, and now there is no way to enable it again.

  • I believe the OP disabled Windows Search at some time in the past and the question is buried in the title, "How do I re-enable Windows Search in Windows-8".
    – jkeuhlen
    Dec 24 '14 at 2:04

I believe you just need to do the opposite of what is described here.

In short;

  • Open up services.msc
  • Look for the service named "Windows Search"
  • Right click and select properties
  • Change the startup type to "Automatic (delayed start)"
  • Click apply and reboot

This should fix your problem!

  • No, you see, I can't do that, because the service doesn't exist since I disabled it. Thanks for trying, though. I really have tried everything I can find, but everything with search is gone, in services, settings, you name it.
    – RickardNi
    Dec 24 '14 at 10:23
  • So you didn't disable it you deleted it? Do you know what you did to get rid of it?
    – jkeuhlen
    Dec 24 '14 at 16:26
  • Yes, I went to "Programs and Features" in Control Panel and selected "Turn Windows features on or off" and unchecked "Windows Search". Now that option isn't available anymore.
    – RickardNi
    Dec 25 '14 at 22:37

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