Monday, November 1, 2010

How to turn Off Indexing in Windows 7 to speed up your PC

Turn off Indexing and Speed Up Windows 7                        

                           Most of the Windows 7 users do fewer searches in there system. The Search Indexing service in Windows 7 will keeps track of the files so that they can be found quickly when asked at some other time. This feature is useful only if you perform frequent searches on your system.

For occasional file searchers the Search Indexing service inWindows 7 is a total resource hog. It unknowingly eats up your system resources. What you need from windows 7 is maximum performance from it then i would certainly recommend you to disable this resource hogging Windows 7 Search Indexing Feature.

To turn off  search indexing in Windows 7:

1. Open up "Computer"

2. Right-click on your hard drive (usually "C:") and choose "Properties"

3. Uncheck the box at the bottom that reads "Allow Indexing Service to index this disk for fast file searching"

4. Click Apply and OK, and files will be removed from memory. This removal may take a few minutes to complete.

Disabling the Search Indexing Feature in Windows 7:

1. Right Click 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 that.

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.


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