Mouser, I'm not sure where these entries actually are stored.
A first step however could be the behaviour of the Win7 god mode. If you install God Mode:http://howto.cnet.co...-windows-7s-godmode/
...and then open it in Windows Explorer, when typing something into the Explorer window's search field (top right), what you get in the Explorer window are the same results as if you had typed your search into the Start Menu search.
Interestingly, the God-Mode Explorer Window also reveals the search keywords for every entry like in below screenshot:
Note that there even are lots and lots of misspelled keywords -- in order for people to find for example "Bildschirmschoner" (screen saver) when they wrongly type "Bid
schirm". (FARR of course is much more intelligent in this respect, as it doesn't need "lists of misspellings").
Unfortunately, for example the (misspelled) entry "Bidschirm" is not to be found in the Registry, neither via full text search in the entire system partition....
Some but not all of the search strings seem to be contained in a file called "access.h1s" in the C:\Windows\Help\Windows\[language] folder.
That's all I could find out for the moment...
PS: This might be of interest as well:The Control Panel search results understand common misspellings