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Windows 7: will disabling windows search......

20 Nov 2009   #1

windows 7 professional 64 bit
 
 
will disabling windows search......

get rid of the little search function in the corner of each folder??? and the search for my start menu??

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20 Nov 2009   #2

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Windows 7 Home Premium SP1, clean install, upgrade disc
 
 

You have not received an answer in 3 hours. Usually the people on this forum answer in a few minutes (since we have so many, great members), unless the answer is not known. My suggestion. Make a restore and backup copy of the file, and a system restore for good measure. Then make the changes, if you like the results, just enjoy. If it results in problems you can just restore. You can have 3 safety nets by making a system image for good measure, also.
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20 Nov 2009   #3

Windows 7 Ultimate x64 x2 + x86 + Windows 8.1 x64 x2
 
 

If you go to add and remove windows features there is an option there to switch off the Search - not sure what will happen to the actual search boxes but this is fully reversible so you may want to experiment

Just ensure you reboot after enable or disable
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20 Nov 2009   #4

windows 7 professional 64 bit
 
 

welli was in the tutorials reading the performance one and it was showing turning off that windows search, i was wondering exactly what does it do?
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20 Nov 2009   #5

windows 7 professional 64 bit
 
 

i just dont want it to take the function off my start bar, and when im in my song folder, and i start typing in the search box in the top right.
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20 Nov 2009   #6

Windows 8.1 Pro (x64)
 
 

Removing Windows Search removes the ability to search and removes the search boxes. Disabling will not improve performance. Instead just adjust the indexing location to more specific areas.
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20 Nov 2009   #7
Microsoft MVP

64-bit Windows 8.1 Enterprise
 
 

Hello Sotorious,

As logicearth posted, turning off search will remove it completely from the example screenshots in the tutorial below.

Windows Search - Turn On or Off

These will help improve your system performance instead.

http://www.sevenforums.com/tutorials...ndows-7-a.html

Hope this helps,
Shawn
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20 Nov 2009   #8

windows 7 professional 64 bit
 
 

cant get rid of that function love it to much, it shouldnt have a huge impact, should it???? as far as performance goes.. i was referring to this 1 Services - Start or Disable



and as for power management since it has some stuff about pci e and cpu power, if i have it in balanced, i would figure that would cause some slow downs in games???
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20 Nov 2009   #9

Windows 8.1 Pro (x64)
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by sotorious View Post
cant get rid of that function love it to much, it shouldnt have a huge impact, should it???? as far as performance goes.. i was referring to this 1 Services - Start or Disable
It has zero impact while you are using the computer. The indexing service runs in a low priority background thread it is given no love when you are doing resource demanding work.

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and as for power management since it has some stuff about pci e and cpu power, if i have it in balanced, i would figure that would cause some slow downs in games???
Balance won't negatively effect performance of your games. It ups the power required automatically to play them. It lowers the power requirement when its not required. Computers are smarter then we give them credit for.
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20 Nov 2009   #10

windows 7 professional 64 bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by logicearth View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by sotorious View Post
cant get rid of that function love it to much, it shouldnt have a huge impact, should it???? as far as performance goes.. i was referring to this 1 Services - Start or Disable
It has zero impact while you are using the computer. The indexing service runs in a low priority background thread it is given no love when you are doing resource demanding work.

Quote:
and as for power management since it has some stuff about pci e and cpu power, if i have it in balanced, i would figure that would cause some slow downs in games???
Balance won't negatively effect performance of your games. It ups the power required automatically to play them. It lowers the power requirement when its not required. Computers are smarter then we give them credit for.

haha well i put it in powerful mode just to be sure, temps went up a Celsius or 2 but from my understanding they are still stable, even under 100% load.
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