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Old January 18, 2010, 08:25 PM
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Default Easy way to disable windows search under vista?

Just noticed that a good portion of the resources on my netbook are being taken up by windows search...

Considering this is a low power single core machine with only 2G of memory, and I never use a search function on my pc, I'm a bit ticked that it's been thrown on as a service....

I'm googling like mad now to find a reputable way to turn it off, but would appreciate any suggestions from experienced Vista users....
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Old January 18, 2010, 08:38 PM
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NVM.... found it as a stand-alone update (don't remember installing it, must have come in with the "important updates").

We'll see if it stays off........
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Go into services.msc and disable Indexing Service and Windows Search.
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Old January 18, 2010, 09:01 PM
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Heh... Just working on removing indexing properties on my main drive.... what a freaking hog!!!!

edit: Hrmmmm..... disabling indexing sure is a good way to see how much crap is on a netbook from the manufacturer.... can't believe how many files are dedicated to the built-in gateway games......
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