Windows 10: No windows key, search bar or log in!

Discus and support No windows key, search bar or log in! in Windows 10 Customization to solve the problem; As above.......Had help 3 weeks ago from MS as log in was not happening and edge was installed. Yesterday I got the message microsoft .exe app won't... Discussion in 'Windows 10 Customization' started by SteveGledhill, Aug 1, 2020.

  1. No windows key, search bar or log in!

    As above.......Had help 3 weeks ago from MS as log in was not happening and edge was installed. Yesterday I got the message microsoft .exe app won't open to view my photos. I have no windows button and no search bar. Also the same fault as before has returned where edge says it's a new update and the system says to log out as I can't be logged on. Have rebooted 5 times and no change.

    SteveGledhill, Aug 1, 2020

  2. Search Bar/Cortana


    Thank you for posting your concern here in Microsoft Community and welcome to the Windows 10 family.

    From the description, I understand that you are still receiving the pop up notifications, despite having disabled the search functionality in windows 10.

    Steps to disable the Search Bar

    • Right click on the task bar.
    • Select the "Search" option.
    • Select "Disable."
    However, if the above steps don't work out, perform the below suggested steps and check if it helps to resolve the issue.

    Open a CMD window started as Administrator.

    Repair corruption: Dism /online /cleanup-image /restorehealth.

    Run this command next: Sfc /scannow

    Now run these two commands:

    PowerShell -ExecutionPolicy Unrestricted

    Get-AppXPackage -AllUsers |Where-Object {$_.InstallLocation -like "*SystemApps*"} | Foreach {Add-AppxPackage -DisableDevelopmentMode -Register "$($_.InstallLocation)\AppXManifest.xml"}

    Hope the above information was helpful.

    Thank You.
    Sayan_Ghosh, Aug 1, 2020
  3. jbailey8 Win User
    HyperSLI (Enabling SLI on non-sli motherboards)

    To turn off windows updates in windows 7 follow these steps:

    Click the start button, in the search box type in 'windows updates', click on 'windows update'
    in the search results list, in the left side of the windows update window click 'change settings'
    then in the option bar select 'Never check for updates'.
    jbailey8, Aug 1, 2020
  4. No windows key, search bar or log in!

    Unable to search files using Windows search bar

    Hi Jill,

    Welcome to Microsoft Community and thank you for posting your query.

    Sorry for the inconvenience caused to you. Let me help you to fix the issue.

    Let’s try simple troubleshooting steps and check if this helps in resolving the issue. I would recommend you to run
    search and indexing troubleshooter.

    • Press Windows + X keys on the keyboard and select Control Panel.

    • Type Troubleshooting on the search bar on the Control Panel.

    • Type indexing on the search bar and click on click on
      search and indexing.

    • Click on Advanced on the search and indexing dialog box and click on Run as administrator (Enter the credentials if required).

    • Click on Next and follow onscreen instruction complete the
      search and indexing troubleshooter.
    Please be informed that, it is not possible to revert back to the Windows 7 Start menu. However, I suggest you to give your valuable feedback and suggestion using Windows feedback app.

    Hope it helps. Keep posting us with the status we will be glad to help you.
    Billion Debbarma, Aug 1, 2020

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