temporary workaround for Windows 10 search issue

This is only a temporary workaround so you can use the functionality.  It is not a permanent fix, and does not solve the underlying root cause of the issue.

IS may automatically pushed this fix (or other solutions) to your computer depends on result of testing.

1. go to c:\windows\system32 (sorry, you cannot search for it since that is what is currently not working)

run gpedit.msc

how to get to gpedit screen capture

2. under Local Computer Policy, Computer Configurations, Administrative Template, Windows Components, Search

Allow Cortana is set to Not Configured

gpedit search screen capture

3. change to disabled

gpedit search disable cortana screen capture

4. reboot

 

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