Recently with the new Windows 10 update many users are experiencing a non working search bar in their Windows 10.

There are quite a few methods of fixing these issue. The two most likley to work are listed below.

METHOD 1: Removing Bing search

Press the Windows Key + R shortcut on your keyboard.

Type regedit and hit Enter.


Double-click SOFTWARE.

Double-click Microsoft.

Double-click Windows.

Double-click CurrentVersion.

Double-click Search.

Right-click the right panel of the RegEdit window to bring up the menu.

Click New.

Click D-WORD (32-bit) Value.

Type BingSearchEnabled and hit Enter on your keyboard.

Double-click the BingSearchEnabled entry you just created.

Type 0 in the Value data field. (It should already be 0 but make sure).

Click OK.

Double-click CortanaConsent.

Type 0 in the data field. (It should also already be 0 but make sure).

Click OK.

Restart your PC.

METHOD 2: Repairing it via the Command Prompt (cmd)

se the Windows key + R keyboard shortcut to open the Run command.

Type the following command and click the OK button:


Type the following command to launch the troubleshooter and press Enter:

msdt -ep WindowsHelp id SearchDiagnostic

Click Advanced.

Check the Apply repairs automatically.

Click the Next button.

Check the problems that best describe your situation.

Click the Next button.

Click the Finnish button.


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