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Where Did You Get Windows?

Monday, November 14th, 2016 by | Filed Under: Quick Tips, Windows 10

A reader seems pretty ticked off about Windows 10: “I would very much like to know where you got your version of Worthles 10. None of the things in your screen shots show up on my screen. There is no Search box any place on my screen. I am not 12 years old so I do not wish to talk to my computer.”


I got my version of Windows 10 the same way most everyone else did, I just hit that upgrade nag on my PC and let it install.  It sounds like you’re having an issue with your search and I’ve got three quick solutions to try.

1.  Make sure it isn’t hidden.  Check out this article for details:

2. Your user settings may be corrupt. Try creating a new user account. Check out this article for instructions:

3. Your Windows 10 installation may have a problem.  Try refreshing your PC. This article explains how.

I had a friend with a similar issue and the refresh option did the trick.

~ Cynthia

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One Response to “Where Did You Get Windows?”

  1. Ron MVP says:

    #1 That is dead simple!

    Don’t worry about the “search box”. In Win 10, like Win8, after you open the start menu (just tap the key) just start typing your search criteria, like “WORD” (without quotes) and the Windows search feature will return a bunch of hits.
    If you use the default settings these search results include a clutter of internet hits. Personally, I drove a stake through Cortana’s Heart! I want my windows searches to be limited to my computer. If I want to do an internet search I’ll use my browser, FIREFOX!

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