Provides content indexing, property caching, and search results for files, e-mail, and other content.
|Windows 8 edition||Windows 8||Windows 8.1||Windows 8.1 Update 1|
|Core||Automatic (Delayed Start)||Automatic||Automatic|
|Pro||Automatic (Delayed Start)||Automatic||Automatic|
|Enterprise||Automatic (Delayed Start)||Automatic||Automatic|
|Display name:||Windows Search|
The Windows Search service runs as LocalSystem in its own process of SearchIndexer.exe. It does not share its process with other services. If Windows Search fails to start, the error is logged. Windows 8 startup proceeds, but a message box is displayed informing you that the WSearch service has failed to start.
Windows Search won't start, if the Remote Procedure Call (RPC) service is stopped or disabled.
The following services are unable to start if Windows Search is stopped:
1. Select your Windows 8 release and edition, and then click on the Download button below.
2. Save the RestoreWindowsSearchWindows8.bat file to any folder on your hard drive.
3. Right-click the downloaded batch file and select Run as administrator.
4. Restart the computer.
Note. Make sure that the
SearchIndexer.exe file exists in the
%WinDir%\system32 folder. If this file is missing you can try to restore it from your Windows 8 installation media.