• Microsoft has recently accelerated the availability of Windows 10 2004 which has caused all sorts of problems for some users.
  • Now it seems that the Windows 10 May 2020 Update may cause the search box to misbehave and make it difficult for the user to access the Start menu.
  • If you experience other update errors, visit the Windows Update section for technical advice.
  • Be sure to check out the Windows 10 page for news and information about Windows 10 features and apps.

Search Box May Block Start Menu On Windows 10 2004 Upgrade

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Microsoft has recently accelerated the availability of Windows 10 2004 which has caused all sorts of problems for some users.

As more users upgrade to the latest OS version, new types of hardware or software problems arise. Now it seems that the Windows 10 May 2020 Update may cause the search box to misbehave and make it difficult for you to access the Start menu.

The Windows 10 2004 search box bug

After an upgrade to Windows 10 2004, a Reddit user complains that when he opens the Start menu by pressing the Windows key, the search box appears at the top.

The most frustrating result of this error is that it makes it impossible for the user to launch applications from the Start menu tiles. There is also no way to close the search box.

“As I press the Windows key, I expect the start menu to open up showing the tiles, and as I type it should search for programs or files. But after the recent 2004 update, it opens the search box on the top of the start menu, with just one window key press. I can’t access the start menu tiles as they are always behind the search window.”

However, it seems that the Windows 10 search box issue that appears when launching the Windows Start menu has previously affected other users.

For example, one Reddit user DarkGhostHunter even offered a hack that seems to have worked for some users.

According to DarkGhostHunter, enabling immersive search on an unsupported version of Windows 10 can cause the problem. When you do that, the search box behaves like a separate and independent window.

The user suggests deleting specific registry keys to resolve the issue:

regedit.exe:

HKEY_CURRENT_USER\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Search: ImmersiveSearch

HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Search\Flighting\Override (It’s a “folder”)

Does the search in Windows 10 2004 work well? Share any concerns or suggestions in the comment section below.

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