windows search fix for unsupported windows 11 pc's


ThanosDJ

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Hello, i have an old PC that doesn't support windows 11, so i have installed Windows 11 (now running version 22H2 22621.819) with the trick for unsupported pc's. My problem is that windows 11 search bar is not working and i cannot use it in the windows explorer. Is there a way to fix it? Or the problem is occurred due to that the windows are not supposed to work in that old pc?

Thanks in advance,
Thanos
 
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Windows 11, version 22H2 22621.819

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    Windows 11

Bree

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Or the problem is occurred due to that the windows are not supposed to work in that old pc?
Welcome to Eleven Forum.

No, unsupported device or not, Search should work in any install of Windows 11. All my unsupported devices do.

If there's nothing you need to keep then you could try a clean install again. Otherwise an in-place repair install may fix it.

 

My Computers

System One System Two

  • OS
    Windows 11 Home
    Computer type
    Laptop
    Manufacturer/Model
    Acer Aspire 3 A315-23
    CPU
    AMD Athlon Silver 3050U
    Memory
    8GB
    Graphics Card(s)
    Radeon Graphics
    Monitor(s) Displays
    laptop screen
    Screen Resolution
    1366x768 native resolution, up to 2560x1440 with Radeon Virtual Super Resolution
    Hard Drives
    1TB Samsung EVO 870 SSD
    Browser
    Edge, Firefox
    Antivirus
    Defender
    Other Info
    fully 'Windows 11 ready' laptop. Windows 10 C: partition migrated from my old unsupported 'main machine' then upgraded to 11. A test migration ran Insider builds for 2 months. When 11 was released on 5th October it was re-imaged back to 10 and was offered the upgrade in Windows Update on 20th October. Windows Update offered the 22H2 Feature Update on 20th September 2022.

    My SYSTEM THREE is a Dell Latitude 5410, i7-10610U, 32GB RAM, 512GB ssd, supported device running Windows 11 Pro.

    My SYSTEM FOUR is a 2-in-1 convertible Lenovo Yoga 11e 20DA, Celeron N2930, 4GB RAM, 128GB ssd. Unsupported device: currently running Win10 Pro, plus Win11 Pro 22H2 Insider Beta as a native boot vhdx.

    My SYSTEM FIVE is a Dell Latitude 3190 2-in-1, Pentium Silver N5030, 4GB RAM, 128GB NVMe ssd, supported device running Windows 11 Pro.
  • Operating System
    Windows 11 Pro
    Computer type
    Laptop
    Manufacturer/Model
    Dell Lattitude E4310
    CPU
    i5 M 520
    Motherboard
    0T6M8G
    Memory
    4GB
    Screen Resolution
    1366x768
    Hard Drives
    500GB HDD
    Browser
    Firefox, Edge
    Antivirus
    Defender
    Other Info
    unsupported machine: Legacy bios, MBR, TPM 1.2, upgraded from W10 to W11 using W10/W11 hybrid install media workaround. In-place upgrade to 22H2 using ISO and a workaround.

    My SYSTEM THREE is a Dell Latitude 5410, i7-10610U, 32GB RAM, 512GB ssd, supported device running Windows 11 Pro.

    My SYSTEM FOUR is a 2-in-1 convertible Lenovo Yoga 11e 20DA, Celeron N2930, 4GB RAM, 128GB ssd. Unsupported device: currently running Win10 Pro, plus Win11 Pro 22H2 Insider Beta as a native boot vhdx.

    My SYSTEM FIVE is a Dell Latitude 3190 2-in-1, Pentium Silver N5030, 4GB RAM, 128GB NVMe ssd, supported device running Windows 11 Pro.

kelper

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Can you create a new user and see if search works for him? I had this problem and it was a corrupted user profile.
 

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System One

  • OS
    Windows 11 22H2
    Computer type
    Laptop
    Manufacturer/Model
    Acer Swift SF114-34
    CPU
    Pentium Silver N6000
    Memory
    4GB
    Screen Resolution
    1920 x 1080
    Hard Drives
    none
    Internet Speed
    13Mbps
    Browser
    Brave
    Antivirus
    Webroot Secure Anywhere

ThanosDJ

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I will try a clean installation first to check if it works and i will inform accordingly.
 

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System One

  • OS
    Windows 11

kelper

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My suggestion would take only a couple of minutes!
 

My Computer

System One

  • OS
    Windows 11 22H2
    Computer type
    Laptop
    Manufacturer/Model
    Acer Swift SF114-34
    CPU
    Pentium Silver N6000
    Memory
    4GB
    Screen Resolution
    1920 x 1080
    Hard Drives
    none
    Internet Speed
    13Mbps
    Browser
    Brave
    Antivirus
    Webroot Secure Anywhere

ThanosDJ

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Thanks everybody for the help. Problem solved after clean installation with the latest updates.
 

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  • OS
    Windows 11

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