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  • Speed Up Windows 7 by Disabling the Search Index Feature

    Posted on November 08, 2010 by infogrip-tech

    Windows 7 is designed for speed. The Windows 7 team has placed special attention on making Windows 7 faster than Windows XP, and Windows Vista.

    As we continue to progress in the information age, home users are increasingly expecting higher speeds from their computers. With that in mind, we’ve put together a quick tip to help you speed up Windows 7. This short tip will allow you to get more out of your operating system than what is provided “out of the box.”

    Disable the Search Indexing Feature

    1. Right click on the “Computer” icon in the desktop and select “Manage.”
    2. Click “Services and Applications” in the “Computer Management” window.
    3. Click on “Services.”
    4. You can see a lot of services listed there. Look for “Windows Search” in this list.
    5. Right Click on “Windows Search” from the list and choose “Properties.”
    6. The “Windows Search Properties Window” will open up. From “Startup type,” click on the drop down menu and choose “Disabled.”
    7. Click “Apply” then “OK” and that’s it. The Windows 7 Search Indexing Feature is now disabled.

    Most of the Windows 7 users do less searches in their system. The Search Indexing service in Windows 7 keeps track of your files at all times so that when you perform a search, the results can show quickly. This is a complete resource hog and waste of computing power for the average user who only performs searches periodically.

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