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    Classic Menu Question

    As a cyber-troglodyte (38 years since my first job in computers) I love the old Classic Menu, compared with the Start Menu that Windows now uses.

    I have the Classic Menu installed in my 7 Ultimate machine.
    classic menu.jpg

    It works fine (and if I want the new-fangled menu, I hit Shift when I click in Start).

    But it doesn't have the search box that the new menu has (even if I use the shift -Start option)
    classic-shift.jpg

    Many Windows Secrets procedures call for inserting something in that box, such as in this week's fix for USB malware protection:

    • Vista and Windows 7: Press the Start orb and type change device installation settings into the search box.

    I've looked, but can't find a way to access the place where I can "change device installation settings" on my machine.
    So I'm asking if anyone knows how to access the search box while still keeping the Classic Menu.
    And if that isn't possible, maybe someone can tell me how to make the change in the
    device installation settings so I can sleep without dreaming an evil-doer is about to infest my USB drive.
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    Check Control Panel | Programs | Turn Windows Features on or off to make sure that you did not disable Windows Search.

    Joe

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    Sure enough, search was disabled. Enabling it fixed the problem.

    I use a freebie called Locate32 which does a much better and faster job than Windows Search, so back when I installed Locate32, I must have disabled Windows Search .

    Thanks again for your very quick and accurate help.

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    You're welcome. Glad you got it working. Thanks for posting back.

    Joe

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