Manual Uninstall Windows Desktop Search

Here is how to uninstall Windows Desktop Search (WDS) as it is not visible in add-remove programs

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  1. Click on the Start Menu, then Run.
  2. Type cmd in the box and click OK. This will bring up the command line.
  3. Type the following and press enter

    %windir%$NtUninstallKB917013$spuninstspuninst.exe /q /promptrestart

  4. A box will now appear to confirm the WDS has been uninstalled and asks you to restart. Once you have restarted the PC WDS will be gone.

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  1. Click on the Start Menu, then Run.
  2. Type cmd in the box and click OK. This will bring up the command line.
  3. Type the following and press enter.

    %windir%$NtUninstallKB940157$spuninstspuninst.exe /q /promptrestart

  4. A box will now appear to confirm the WDS has been uninstalled and asks you to restart. Once you have restarted the PC WDS will be gone.

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