Windows 10: Unable to use Search after installing updates

Discus and support Unable to use Search after installing updates in Cortana to solve the problem; How do I fix Windows Search (Cortana)? I have Cortana disabled in Group Policy. I had the experience with the CPU spike with the installation of... Discussion in 'Cortana' started by A123, Sep 12, 2019.

  1. A123 Win User

    Unable to use Search after installing updates


    How do I fix Windows Search (Cortana)? I have Cortana disabled in Group Policy. I had the experience with the CPU spike with the installation of KB4512941. I uninstalled the update in the recent past and yesterday I tried installing the latest updates by resuming the updates for Windows Updater. KB4515384 was installed and the Start Menu would not open and showed a window about critical error and start menu not working. I uninstalled the update and tried installing KB4512941 again and the start menu still did not work. I tried installing the latest updates again and still no start menu access. I tried various installs and uninstalls of the latest updates and no start menu access. Finally, I tried an in-place repair of Windows 10 using an .ISO file and the start menu is working again. However, the search does not work when I click the Search icon. The icon does nothing. Also, the Cortana process is not running according to the Task Manager process screen. Any suggestions or should I wait for Microsoft to fix the issue?


    FYI: I did send feedback to Microsoft on this problem using the Feedback hub.


    ***Original title: How to fix Windows Search (Cortana)?***

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  2. Arctucas Win User

    Search for installed updates

    W7 U x64 SP1

    I wanted to see if I had a particular update installed.

    I know there used to be a search box under Installed Updates. Now there is not. When did this change and is there a way to get it back?

    TIA
     
    Arctucas, Sep 12, 2019
    #2
  3. Search for installed updates

    Go to add/remove programs and enable showing of Windows updates
     
    eidairaman1, Sep 12, 2019
    #3
  4. Unable to use Search after installing updates

    Edge Search Does Not Permit Change of Region


    I got these suggestions from the Microsoft Community forum.No. 1 worked for me:

    Thank you for posting the query on Microsoft Community. I am glad to assist you on this.
    We have reproduce the issue here and we are able to access non-regional search for google using Microsoft Edge.
    I would suggest you to try the below steps and check if it helps.
    Step 1:
    Clear browsing data option of Microsoft Edge and check if you face the issue. To do so perform the steps below.

    1. Click on the More actions icon next to the feedback icon present on top right corner of the Project Spartan homepage.
    2. Select Settings and click on Choose what to clear.
    3. Check the boxes Browsing history, Cookies and saved website data and Cached data and files and click on Clear.
    Step 2:
    I suggest you to create a new user account and check if the issue occurs.

    1. Go to Settings.
    2. Choose Accounts and then select Family and other users.
    3. Select add someone else on this PC.
    4. Enter a user name and hit next.
    5. Click on Finish.
    6. Sign out from the current Account and Log into the new account.
    Step 3:
    It could also happen because of network issue. I suggest you to try with different network connection and check if it helps.
     
    hurricane51, Sep 12, 2019
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