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Windows 10 Start menu search is not working

I had the annoying issue that my Windows 10 Search bar stops working for some reason. Trying to restart the services, restart Windows and kill the Cortana processes doesn’t work in my situation. After a lot of searching, I’ve found the solution in some forum.

The solution: Re-register Cortana with PowerShell.
Run PowerShell as administrator and past the following line:

 

 

Enable safe mode Windows 8 or 10

Last week I was working on a young defect SSD powered computer running on Windows 10. Hitting the F8 key for enable the save mode while booting was almost impossible. Don’t know if the key is disabled or Microsoft reduced the time periods for pressing F8 near 0 seconds.

Enable safe mode Windows 8 or 10 with MSCONFIG

Go to your command prompt (CMD) or search for the executable called “run” and type MSCONFIG and hit enter. Switch to the boot tab and select the button “safe boot”, then reboot.

 

Enable F8 key Windows 8 or 10

To enable the F8 key. Run the command prompt (CMD) as administrator. Search for RUN or directly CMD -> right click -> Run as administrator.  And copy the following lines into the prompt and hit enter. Reboot needed:

Change back to the default settings:

 

Disable insert key PowerShell

I hate the annoying insert key on my keyboard. Therefore, I found a way to disable the key within the Windows registry. It is very easy to insert this key with PowerShell so you can automate this when you are deploying a desktop for example.

Add this reg key to the registery, add to notepad and save as .reg file.

This PowerShell script disable the Insert key, tested with Windows 10: