Microsoft confirms second search bug in a row in Windows 10 1903


It took Microsoft just one day to acknowledge an issue related to the Start Menu and Windows Desktop Search in Windows 10 version 1903 caused by the recently released cumulative update KB4515384.

The company released the monthly cumulative update for the operating system on Tuesday stating that it had fixed the search issue that was plaguing some users who installed the previous update for the operating system.

Update: Microsoft published a support article that suggests solutions to resolve the issue. Here is the list of suggestions:

  1. Run the search and indexing troubleshooter. Run from command msdt.exe -ep WindowsHelp id SearchDiagnostic
  2. Restart the device.
  3. Download a PowerShell script from the support page and run it.

Microsoft asks customers to send Feedback Hub feedback if the solutions don’t resolve the search issues End

Tip: you can check out all known issues of Windows 10 version 1903 here.

The previous bug caused high CPU usage on some systems the update was installed on. The process SearchUI.exe was responsible and users could verify that by opening the Task Manager on the device.

Uninstallation of the update resolved the issue and some admins found that certain workarounds such as enable web search helped as well.

windows 10 1903 search issue

The cumulative update KB4515384 that Microsoft released on September 10, 2019 fixed the high CPU usage.  Some users who installed the update right away on PC systems reported that they ran into another search related issue after installation of the update; Start Menu searches would turn up blank and the loading icon would display indefinitely.

Microsoft acknowledged the bug on September 11, 2019, a day after release, on the official Windows 10 version 1903 known issues and notifications page.

Some users report issues related to the Start menu and Windows Desktop Search

Microsoft has received reports that some users are having issues related to the Start menu and Windows Desktop Search.

The company notes that it is investigating the issue currently. The issue has not been added to the know issues section of the released KB4515384 update yet; this may happen after confirmation of the bug by Microsoft

Microsoft reacted quickly to reports of the new issue as it published the acknowledgement just a day after release of the update. It took Microsoft four days to confirm the previous search related issue. It is unclear at this point if the second bug is related to the first search bug or if it is unrelated.

Windows Latest reports of Action Center and external USB device woes caused by the update as well.

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