Search field in Settings no longer works (Windows 11 22H2)

Sir_Coleslaw

New Member
Hello, I noticed that no matter which preset I use for component removal, for example privacy or gaming, the search box in the Windows 11 settings does not return any results afterwards. The search box in the Start menu still works as it should. Is this known? Is Cortana possibly involved? Version is Win 11 Pro 22H2.
 

garlin

Moderator
Staff member
Both templates remove Cortana and Windows Search. Search panel in Settings requires Windows Search.
 

ZilchGuy

New Member
It appears that the removal of Cortana alone breaks searching in the Windows 11 settings app. It also causes the settings app to crash when accessing Advanced indexing options and Indexer troubleshooter.

At least that has been my experience.
 

Hellbovine

Active Member
I feel like it would be a really good idea to add some more warnings and/or compatibility options into NTLite for Cortana, Xbox, and Windows Store. These are by far the most repeated issues in the forum--removing any of them breaks too much stuff because of how intertwined they are into other parts of the OS.
 

Clanger

Well-Known Member
only thing with search/cortana you gotta be careful it dont wipe out other stuff you need. do you really need them?
Everything is Search on the old columbian marching powder, windows search is like a tortoise wearing cement boots.
 

francis11

Active Member
And if someone one day can tell me how to remowe INDEXING before install on C drive i would appreciate it. All other drives remember even after new install? Maybe it's just reggie???
 

Clanger

Well-Known Member
you mean this?
Capture.JPG

garlin if i untick that box before sysprep/capture, would that setting be remembered during deployment or not? im guessing not.
 

Clanger

Well-Known Member
or even set during install would be good.
i'll check this weekend, i'l try dism package removal on a w7 capture.

Microsoft-Windows-Indexing-Service-Package-amd64-6.1.7601.17514.cab.
 
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francis11

Active Member
I'm on W11 - but think make no difference. Tried to find a solution on the big dark too. Nobody can find out. So good luck and don't waste your weekend on me - even i be greatful if you can find the culprit .
 

Clanger

Well-Known Member
i reset that option to deafult, took a reg snapshot. unchecked then created another snapshot, compared but i dont know what im looking at :(
 

francis11

Active Member
Nope - i always go to sysprep on clean install where i can manage things - the same go for new version without virtual version like cloud people and i'am only a private normal user have to have control
NTL is somehow messed up with configs for gamers and for most pros, that have W to work in their environment.
 

Clanger

Well-Known Member
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\ControlSet001\Control\Nsi\{eb004a03-9b1a-11d4-9123-0050047759bc}\24
 

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