Windows 10: Can't get local search results on one machine (only web results)

Discus and support Can't get local search results on one machine (only web results) in Windows 10 Support to solve the problem; Hi folks. New to forum :-). Yesterday I upgraded two Dell laptops and my desktop machine to Windows 10. I am really liking it so far. But I have two... Discussion in 'Windows 10 Support' started by RobG, Jul 30, 2015.

  1. RobG Win User

    Can't get local search results on one machine (only web results)


    Hi folks. New to forum Can't get local search results on one machine (only web results) :). Yesterday I upgraded two Dell laptops and my desktop machine to Windows 10. I am really liking it so far. But I have two things I can't seem to resolve:

    1. Search - On my two Dell laptops if I search for, say, User Account Control, at the top of the search results I will get a local result saying Change User Account Control settings. That result will be in grey. But on my desktop machine, if I enter the same search, I don't get any grey result at the top. All I can get on that machine is web results. I don't know what's different. I have initialized Cortana on all three machines the same way (I think). Can someone help me understand why I am not getting local results on the desktop machine?

    2. One of my Dell laptops has a fingerprint reader. It was working for logins when I had Windows 7 on the machine. Now that I have Windows 10 on the machine I cannot figure out how to get the reader working again. Anyone have any suggestions?

    Thanks,
    Rob

    :)
     
  2. Jack Cook - aka Help_Line Win User

    Bing Image Search not showing results

    I'm just not experiencing the issues you folks are indicating. I get results in each case.

    Examples:

    Pizza .... search returns local results, web results and pictures

    Model T .... search returns local results, web results and pictures

    Sheep .... search returns NO local results (which I would expect in my area) but returns web results and pictures

    McDonalds .... search returns local results, web results and pictures
     
    Jack Cook - aka Help_Line, Jul 30, 2015
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  3. Circus_Alchemist Win User
    Bing Image Search not showing results

    I can't speak for the OP, but this issue appears to have been fixed, Jack. The problem, to recap, was that not all tabs were being populated when searching specifically from the phone (the web search correctly yielded the additional results).

    Now, the search seems to be filling the image tabs for all but searches that are triggering the adult filter. (There doesn't seem to be a way to modify the filter settings on WP7 so I can't fully test that).

    The original problem was clearly a code error and looks to have been corrected. Hopefully the OP will be able to test on his device to confirm?

    Note: I'm am on a Titan and so have had no OS updates (boo) so exactly what the fix was must have been limited to the server. I suspect some sort of browser/UI recognition string script gone awry, but there are many possibilities and what it was doesn't
    matter much provided it is truly corrected.
     
    Circus_Alchemist, Jul 30, 2015
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  4. xinlifoss Win User

    Can't get local search results on one machine (only web results)

    set up some Win10 PCs.

    disable networking. logged out and logged back in.

    some of the machines now FAIL to do a local search.

    any search terms type after hitting the Windows key, or typed into the search box produce NO results.

    Microsoft is receiving *all* searches even if web search is disabled in search settings:
    turned networking back on
    opened cmd and netstat -aon; no connections to www ips
    type a search for "notepad" in search box
    my computer connects to a Microsoft IP address!

    This is ridiculous!
     
    xinlifoss, Jan 27, 2016
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  5. xinlifoss Win User
  6. xinlifoss Win User
    more info available at the linked thread (see previous post)
     
    xinlifoss, Apr 4, 2018
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