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    How to bring back missing Start Menu Search box in Windows 7

    This is a guest post by Mahender who blogs at StepsandTips. If you would like to write for NiharsWorld, check our guest posting guidelines.


    Start Menu Search box feature is one of the great features of Windows 7. While typing into the start menu search box, it instantly shows a list of relevant documents, music, movies, pictures and e-mails that are residing in your computer.

    Microsoft Windows 7 is also designed to search external hard drives, networked PCs, and libraries. You can use advanced features to narrow the search by date, file type, and other useful categories as well.

    Some times due to various reasons or accident clicking, You may see that Start Menu Search box disapears and is not seen at Start Menu.

    If you have the same problem, Then continue reading to get back Missing Start menu Search Box.

    Windows 7 Start Menu Search Box

    Start Menu Search Box

    Steps to unhide the missing Start Menu Search Box in Windows 7


    Go to Run (win+R) command and enter services.msc.
    Windows 7 Search Box Step1 - Run

    Then Windows 7 services list will be displayed. Find the service Windows Search. Right click on the Windows Search and click on Restart.
    Win 7 Search  Box Step2

    Still if you don’t find the the Start Menu Search Box follow this method..

    2 Comments

    1. Shane Ryans says:

      Great post, I had no clue there were that many avenues to chose when finding the missing the Start Menu. My computer always had a specific key for it on the keyboard.

    2. VishalBurns says:

      Nice tutorial. Hope its the same for Windows Vista too.

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