On Windows 7, in some case, when you click your Windows’ start menu, your search programs and file box is missing from there as this one:

windows7-search-box-missing

As we expected, the search box here as example:

windows7-search-box-expected

Here is the way to enable/disable the search box.

 

Solutions

1. Open Control Panels

2. Find Programs and Features

3. In the left panel look for Turn Windows features On or Off

Step 2 & 3

Step 2 & 3

4. Scroll down the list and look for Windows Search and check the box

5. Click OK and then Yes on the Window

Step 4 & 5

Step 4 & 5

6. Restart to complete the change and you should find the Search on Start menu