Hi to all!
I'm Andrew from Italy, I found this forum by searching a solution to my problem, I've not yet fixed my problem but I hope to have found a great helping Group!
Let me start with the issue:
I've updated my sony vaio duo 11 to win 8.1 and I have now an annoying problem about the search function on the charm bar.
When I search for a service or a setting (all control panel voices, all services with the "gear" icon) they cannot be clicked or tapped.
Control panel can be opened by the search, by the desktop or by the metro icon, all voices in the control panel are correctly working and they open if I click on them. The problem is limited only to the search and for the above search results.
As an example remove/add programs, remove apps and so on are 2 of the "locked" things.
When I tap on them (or click) in the search results, the voice has the correct animation of when clicking a thing (it reduces a bit) but nothing opens. I checked all the settings and nothing!
I already tried to ask to local supports, sony support will hopefully answer in few days, the only suggestions other people gave me is to reinitialize Windows or doing a clean start.
I tried the second one, but nothing happened, about the re-initialization it is something worst than the problem. Is like FORMAT C: to solve a missing "Computer" icon on win 9x OS.
The rest of the system works great.
All updates are installed, drivers are updated and no strange softwares are installed on the system.
As the problem is limited to settings and control panel voices I doubt it is a big issue, it is more likely a setting or a registry problem