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Windows 7: Why is Rebuild Search Indexing so Slow?

29 Jul 2010   #1
JPBaraniecki

Windows XP
 
 
Why is Rebuild Search Indexing so Slow?

Why is Rebuild Search Indexing so Slow?(I apologize if this doesn't belong here.)

My boss has a new quad core with a fresh version of windows 7 including his imported outlook files...its extremely fast... but its indexing is so slow. I need to speed up indexing. I've tried limiting the indexing to just outlook files. We do not have time to let the laptop merely idle for search indexing to go at full capacity.

I want to know:
Why is search indexing so slow to rebuild compared to other computer functions.

How can I make it index faster?

Thx,

JP Baraniecki


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29 Jul 2010   #2
Petey7

Windows 7 Professional SP1 64-bit
 
 

You can find the process for it in task manager and change the priority to Above Normal or High. Don't use Real Time, unless you think the BSOD is pretty to look at. Or you can just turn it off in services. If you don't use the search function more than once a week or so to locate personal files, its not necessary to have running. I just noticed you have XP. All its used for in XP is the search tool. 98% of people never use it, and indexing literally just applies to the search tool.
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29 Jul 2010   #3
JPBaraniecki

Windows XP
 
 

So outlook doesnt use windows indexing at all? I thought outlook on some level relies on windows indexing.

(also this isnt for my computer, its for my boss's computer)

Ill try upping its priority.
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29 Jul 2010   #4
Petey7

Windows 7 Professional SP1 64-bit
 
 

The search function is all that uses indexing service as far as I know. I've read a few articles about it and no one has ever mentioned it being used for anything else. I always disable it.
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29 Jul 2010   #5
dood

Win7/XP
 
 

Personally?
I dont use indexing at all...
It keeps the OS from thrashing the drive....
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29 Jul 2010   #6
Petey7

Windows 7 Professional SP1 64-bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by dood View Post
Personally?
I dont use indexing at all...
It keeps the OS from thrashing the drive....
It doesn't do any physical damage (okay drives do only handle so much). The main problem is that it makes the whole computer slow. Either way, I think we agree for once. It needs to be disabled when possible.
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29 Jul 2010   #7
logicearth

Windows 8.1 Pro (x64)
 
 

The indexing process is done in a low priority thread and is slow so you can continue to work without working about negative performance impact by the indexer. The indexer only works when the computer is idle and the resources it requires are free.
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29 Jul 2010   #8
Petey7

Windows 7 Professional SP1 64-bit
 
 

Does that apply to all Windows Oses that have it? The OP has XP, so I wasn't sure if it was a little different.
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29 Jul 2010   #9
logicearth

Windows 8.1 Pro (x64)
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Petey7 View Post
Does that apply to all Windows Oses that have it? The OP has XP, so I wasn't sure if it was a little different.
The OP is talking about his boss's computer which is Windows 7.
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29 Jul 2010   #10
Petey7

Windows 7 Professional SP1 64-bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by logicearth View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Petey7 View Post
Does that apply to all Windows Oses that have it? The OP has XP, so I wasn't sure if it was a little different.
The OP is talking about his boss's computer which is Windows 7.
my mistake
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