Windows 10: I just started getting apps I never use as the first result in search.

Discus and support I just started getting apps I never use as the first result in search. in Windows 10 Ask Insider to solve the problem; Windows search had been working fine in Win10 until the last month or so. Now, when I search putty the top result is putty keygen, something I've never... Discussion in 'Windows 10 Ask Insider' started by /u/RibMusic, Nov 8, 2019.

  1. I just started getting apps I never use as the first result in search.


    Windows search had been working fine in Win10 until the last month or so. Now, when I search putty the top result is putty keygen, something I've never opened, the 2nd result is the actual putty app. When I search word the first result is wordpad which I've never used, and MS Word is 2nd. When I search skype the rarely used personal version pops up first and Skype for Business which I use everyday is 2nd. Anybody else have this issue?

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    /u/RibMusic, Nov 8, 2019
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  2. Disable Web Search Results in Windows 10 Start Menu

    Hi Taira,

    Disabling web results in the search box depends on the version and build of your Windows 10. We suggest checking the Windows 10 version and build installed on your computer. To check the version and build, follow the steps below:

    • On Cortana search, type winver and press
      Enter
      .
    • A pop-up box will appear containing the version and build of your operating system.

    Meanwhile, you can try these steps on how to disable web results in the search box:

    • Click the search box in the taskbar.
    • Select the Notebook icon
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      in the left pane.
    • Click Settings from the list.
    • In the Settings page, turn off the Cortana can give you suggestions, ideas, reminders, alerts and more option.
    • Also, turn off the Search online and include web results option.

    If you need further assistance, don't hesitate to reach out.
     
    Gerard Qui, Nov 8, 2019
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  3. Start menu Search can't click on search results leading to Settings pages + Settings search results not loading

    Hello Abhishek,

    We regret the inconvenience and at the same time we appreciate the effort you have put in to resolve the issue. Let me assist you further.

    From the description provided, I understand that you are experiencing functionality issues with Windows in the following areas:

    • Search Results in the Settings pane do not work.
    • The Search results through Search Bar in Windows is unresponsive or sporadic when it comes to basic functionality.

    As an initial recommendation, I suggest you to try the Search and Indexing troubleshooter to fix the problem. It makes sure that the Windows Search service is running, and checks to see whether you have the correct permissions
    to search all the directories on your computer.

    Follow the steps given below to run Search and Indexing Troubleshooter.


    • 1. Type Troubleshooting in the Search box
      from the desktop.

      2. Select the Troubleshooting option.

      3. Select View All option and select the Search
      and Indexing
      .

      4. Click on Next to perform the Search
      and Indexing troubleshooter
      and follow the steps.

    Now, follow the below methods and check if it helps.

    Method 1

    If no corrupted system files were found in the previous state or were irrecoverable, then I suggest you to try the following steps to deploy the DISM command lines:


    • Press Windows key + X.

    • Click command prompt (Run as administrator).

    • In the Administrator: Command Prompt window, type the following commands. Press Enter key after each command:

      DISM.exe /Online /Cleanup-image /Scanhealth

      DISM.exe /Online /Cleanup-image /Restorehealth

      Important: When you run this command, DISM uses Windows Update to provide the files that are required to fix corruptions.

    • To close the Administrator: Command prompt window, type Exit, and then press Enter.

      Click
      here
      for more information about running the DISM Tool.

    Method 2

    Lets try to narrow down the issue, if the issue is at a specific user level.
    I suggest you to check if the same issue occur when logged in through a different Local Administrator user account.



    Follow the steps mentioned below:

    • Assuming that you are already logged on to your user account in Windows 10, click the Start button.
    • From the Start menu, click your name from the top of the left pane.
    • From the displayed options click Sign out.
    • From the login screen, click to the different user account you want to switch to.


    However, if you do not have a separate user account, I suggest you to create another Local administrator user account by referring to the Microsoft article here: Set
    up accounts
    .

    Kindly keep us posted on the results for us to be able to assist you further.

    Thank You.
     
    Sayan_Ghosh, Nov 8, 2019
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