I am unable to run Windows Search. No matter how I open it, it says "Windows Search does not work."

I am unable to run Windows Search.  No matter how I open it, it says "Windows Search does not work."

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What is Windows Desktop Search 4.0 that you have installed with your updates.

If it is uninstall it from Add / Remove programs.

The update is KB940157

If it does not show then show updates is on top, use the method below.

Click Start , type cmd.
Now in the result of the research with right-click on cmd.exe and select run as administrator if you are not the administrator.
Type regsvr32 /u "%programfiles%\Windows Desktop Search" and press enter

You search old back, see if it works.

The next time you do the Search 4.0 updates appears again.

You can try it again if you wish.

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