Vista SP1 removes search from start menu
I find this highly annoying as a user who frequently has to search for files. It seems Microsoft removed the search button from the start menu in Vista SP1. In my case, I couldn’t even use the (windows key + F) to launch the search dialog. I had to search around and found this registry hack which restores search to the context menu when you right-click on a folder, adding “search” as an option. This is the only way I can currently access windows search. Use the following information to restore the search contact menu item…
Open Regedit and navigate to
Rename the REG_SZ: ‘LegacyDisable’ value to something else like, say, ‘LegacyDisablex’
Exit registry editor and try right-clicking on a folder. You will see that “Search” appears again. You can now use this to access the windows search application. I still can’t get search back in my start menu just yet, but a little more google searching and I’m sure I’ll find a solution.
Posted on April 17, 2008, in Products I use, Professional/Tech, Software and tagged Google, IP, Microsoft, old, registry, Vista. Bookmark the permalink. Comments Off on Vista SP1 removes search from start menu.