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chaltun

#1
I downloaded and installed Vista SP1 with only one problem. There no longer
is a search function in my start menu. Has anyone else had this problem? How
can it be rectified? Please help if you can. Many Thanks.
Norman
 
R

Ramesh, MS-MVP

#2
Search link (present in the right-hand side of the Start menu) is removed when you install Windows Vista Service Pack 1. Also, the Search context menu item is removed.

There are other ways to launch search. For more information, read this article.

Overview of Windows Vista desktop search Changes in Windows Vista Service Pack 1:
http://support.microsoft.com/kb/941946

If you wish to restore the Start menu Search link, check this post for a registry edit.

Search. context menu option removed in Vista Service Pack 1 | The Winhelponline.com Blog:
http://www.winhelponline.com/blog/search-context-menu-option-removed-in-vista-service-pack-1/

Restore the Start menu Search link in Vista Service Pack 1 | The Winhelponline.com Blog:
http://www.winhelponline.com/blog/restore-the-start-menu-search-link-in-vista-service-pack-1/

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Regards,

Ramesh Srinivasan, Microsoft MVP [Windows Shell/User]
Windows® Troubleshooting http://www.winhelponline.com
Winhelponline.com blog http://www.winhelponline.com/blog


"chaltun" <chaltun@xxxxxx> wrote in message news:440266E2-64D9-4B66-98BF-617DA2CF81A5@xxxxxx
I downloaded and installed Vista SP1 with only one problem. There no longer
is a search function in my start menu. Has anyone else had this problem? How
can it be rectified? Please help if you can. Many Thanks.
Norman
 

Dzomlija

Resistance is Futile
Vista Guru
Gold Member
#3
Vista SP1 has, in general, been a worthwhile update for me - with one exception.

The "Search" command in the right-side of the Start Menu has been removed, with no obvious way of putting it back. We have Google and their whining like five-year-old children to thank for that.

I say to hell with Google. And I want a way of putting the Search command back where it belongs.
 
#4
WinKey + F will bring up the Search window.

To add Search to the Start menu do the following
Note: It will replace the Run command which you can access with WinKey + R.


Copy and paste this reg code into notepad and save as Search.reg.

Click to merge it into your registry. Backup your registry first.

Windows Registry Editor Version 5.00

; "Search" in start menu by replacing "Run..."

[HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\CLSID\{2559a1f3-21d7-11d4-bdaf-00c04f60b9f0}]
@="Search"
"LocalizedString"=hex(2):40,00,25,00,53,00,79,00,73,00,74,00,65,00,6d,00,52,00,\
6f,00,6f,00,74,00,25,00,5c,00,65,00,78,00,70,00,6c,00,6f,00,72,00,65,00,72,\
00,2e,00,65,00,78,00,65,00,2c,00,2d,00,37,00,30,00,32,00,30,00,00,00
"InfoTip"="@explorer.exe,-7000"

[HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\CLSID\{2559a1f3-21d7-11d4-bdaf-00c04f60b9f0}\DefaultIcon]
@=hex(2):25,00,53,00,79,00,73,00,74,00,65,00,6d,00,52,00,6f,00,6f,00,74,00,25,\
00,5c,00,53,00,79,00,73,00,74,00,65,00,6d,00,33,00,32,00,5c,00,69,00,6d,00,\
61,00,67,00,65,00,72,00,65,00,73,00,2e,00,64,00,6c,00,6c,00,2c,00,2d,00,31,\
00,37,00,37,00,00,00

[HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\CLSID\{2559a1f3-21d7-11d4-bdaf-00c04f60b9f0}\InProcServer32]
@=hex(2):25,00,53,00,79,00,73,00,74,00,65,00,6d,00,52,00,6f,00,6f,00,74,00,25,\
00,5c,00,53,00,79,00,73,00,74,00,65,00,6d,00,33,00,32,00,5c,00,73,00,68,00,\
64,00,6f,00,63,00,76,00,77,00,2e,00,64,00,6c,00,6c,00,00,00
"ThreadingModel"="Apartment"

[HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\CLSID\{2559a1f3-21d7-11d4-bdaf-00c04f60b9f0}\Instance]
"CLSID"="{3f454f0e-42ae-4d7c-8ea3-328250d6e272}"

[HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\CLSID\{2559a1f3-21d7-11d4-bdaf-00c04f60b9f0}\Instance\InitPropertyBag]
"CLSID"="{13709620-C279-11CE-A49E-444553540000}"
"command"="@shell32.dll,-12708"
"method"="FindFiles"

[HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\CLSID\{2559a1f3-21d7-11d4-bdaf-00c04f60b9f0}\shellex]

[HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\CLSID\{2559a1f3-21d7-11d4-bdaf-00c04f60b9f0}\shellex\ContextMenuHandlers]

[HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\CLSID\{2559a1f3-21d7-11d4-bdaf-00c04f60b9f0}\shellex\ContextMenuHandlers\{2559a1f3-21d7-11d4-bdaf-00c04f60b9f0}]

[HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\CLSID\{2559a1f3-21d7-11d4-bdaf-00c04f60b9f0}\shellex\MayChangeDefaultMenu]

[HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\CLSID\{2559a1f3-21d7-11d4-bdaf-00c04f60b9f0}\ShellFolder]
"Attributes"=dword:00000000

; Enable or disable "Search" in Start menu from start menu and taskbar
properties

Windows Registry Editor Version 5.00

[HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\explorer\StartMenu\StartPanel\ShowRun]
"Type"="checkbox"
"Text"="Search"
"HKeyRoot"=dword:80000001
"RegPath"="Software\\Microsoft\\Windows\\CurrentVersion\\Explorer\\Advanced"
"ValueName"="Start_ShowRun"
"CheckedValue"=dword:00000001
"UncheckedValue"=dword:00000000
"HelpID"="windows.hlp#51142"
"DefaultValue"=dword:00000000

[HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\explorer\StartMenu\StartPanel\ShowRun\Policy]

[HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\explorer\StartMenu\StartPanel\ShowRun\Policy\NoRun]
@=""

; "Search" as context menu under the (My) Computer

[HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\CLSID\{20D04FE0-3AEA-1069-A2D8-08002B30309D}\shell\Search]

[HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\CLSID\{20D04FE0-3AEA-1069-A2D8-08002B30309D}\shell\Search\command]
@="explorer"

[HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\CLSID\{20D04FE0-3AEA-1069-A2D8-08002B30309D}\shell\Search\ddeexec]
@="[FindFolder(\"%l\", %I)]"

[HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\CLSID\{20D04FE0-3AEA-1069-A2D8-08002B30309D}\shell\Search\ddeexec\application]
@="Folders"

[HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\CLSID\{20D04FE0-3AEA-1069-A2D8-08002B30309D}\shell\Search\ddeexec\topic]
@="AppProperties"
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> "Dzomlija" <Dzomlija.36z8uf@xxxxxx-mx.forums.net> wrote in message
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>>
>> Vista SP1 has, in general, been a worthwhile update for me - with one
>> exception.
>>
>> The "Search" command in the right-side of the Start Menu has been
>> removed, with no obvious way of putting it back. We have Google and
>> their whining like five-year-old children to thank for that.
>>
>> I say to hell with Google. And I want a way of putting the Search
>> command back where it belongs.
>>
>
> SP1 here - the Search BOX is at the bottom left of the Start Menu...
 
R

Ramesh, MS-MVP

#5
>> The "Search" command in the right-side of the Start Menu has been
removed, with no obvious way of putting it back.

If you don't use the Help and Support or Run menu, you can replace them with Search.

Restore the Start menu Search link in Vista Service Pack 1 | The Winhelponline.com Blog:
http://www.winhelponline.com/blog/restore-the-start-menu-search-link-in-vista-service-pack-1/

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Regards,

Ramesh Srinivasan, Microsoft MVP [Windows Shell/User]
Windows® Troubleshooting http://www.winhelponline.com
Winhelponline.com blog http://www.winhelponline.com/blog


"Dzomlija" <Dzomlija.36z8uf@xxxxxx-mx.forums.net> wrote in message news:Dzomlija.36z8uf@xxxxxx-mx.forums.net...

Vista SP1 has, in general, been a worthwhile update for me - with one
exception.

The "Search" command in the right-side of the Start Menu has been
removed, with no obvious way of putting it back. We have Google and
their whining like five-year-old children to thank for that.

I say to hell with Google. And I want a way of putting the Search
command back where it belongs.


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