If you use Windows 7 , Windows Server 2008 Service Pack 2 (SP2), Windows Server 2008 R2, or a later version of Windows, Windows Search is already installed on your computer. However, you may have to turn on this feature.
Fix it automatically
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Fix it manually
To to turn on Windows Search, follow the steps for your operating system.
Click Start, and then click Control Panel.
Click Turn Windows features on or off.
Scroll down, click to select the Windows Search check box, and then click OK.
Windows Server 2008 SP2 or Windows Server 2008 R2
Open Server Manager, and then expand Roles.
If the File Services role is not listed in the Roles Summary section, follow these steps:
Click Add Roles.
Select File Services, and then click Next.
Click Next as many times as required to reach the Select Server Roles screen.
In the list of available Role Services, select Windows Search Service.
If the File Services role is already listed in the Roles Summary section, follow these steps:
Under File Services, expand Role Services.
Click Add Role Services.
On the Select Role Services screen, select Windows Search Service, and then click Next.
If you want to index drives, select the drives that you want to index, and then click Next.
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To get help to fix additional Windows Search problems, visit the following Microsoft website to run the automated Windows Search troubleshooter: