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Windows 7: Search Indexing

27 Sep 2009   #1
QuackPot

Windows 7 Professional x64
 
 
Search Indexing

I take it Windows 7 doesn't have this feature and if it does can it be turned off?

Just that when I turned it off in Vista I noticed a performace boost when booting up and loading up programs.


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27 Sep 2009   #2
zigzag3143

Win 8 Release candidate 8400
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by QuackPot View Post
I take it Windows 7 doesn't have this feature and if it does can it be turned off?

Just that when I turned it off in Vista I noticed a performace boost when booting up and loading up programs.

Search is located in cpanel indexing. You can turn it off or modify its searches there. Its a valuable tool and if you turn it off the gain will not be that large. Try limiting the folders searched and what to search (just have it search titles not contents)

good luck and let us know if you need help


ken
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27 Sep 2009   #3
Airbot

Windows 7 Ultimate x64 SP1
 
 

It does have it, and I believe in Win7 it is tied into the Libraries, to what negative effect if you turn it off I'm not sure.
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27 Sep 2009   #4
Brink
Microsoft MVP

64-bit Windows 10 Pro
 
 

Hello QuackPot,

Yes, you can disable the index or remove locations from the index. However, disabling the index will also disable the ability to search in Libraries.

Hope this helps,
Shawn
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27 Sep 2009   #5
Airbot

Windows 7 Ultimate x64 SP1
 
 

Thanks Shawn, I knew I read about it somewhere.
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27 Sep 2009   #6
Brink
Microsoft MVP

64-bit Windows 10 Pro
 
 

You're welcome Aaron.
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27 Sep 2009   #7
QuackPot

Windows 7 Professional x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Brink View Post
Hello QuackPot,

Yes, you can disable the index or remove locations from the index. However, disabling the index will also disable the ability to search in Libraries.

Hope this helps,
Shawn
Thanks for that. I don't use the search function much and with the performance boost gain in Vista by disabling it, I can only hope W7 will be even faster.
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27 Sep 2009   #8
Brink
Microsoft MVP

64-bit Windows 10 Pro
 
 

I hope so. Please let us know how it went for you.
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27 Sep 2009   #9
cmdryker

Windows 7 Enterprise x64
 
 
Search in 7 Blowz

I found a free utility called searcheverything , runs in back ground searches are instant as you type letters, you will not find a faster search on planet, removed the windows search from component, along with bunch of other stuff like IE, all windows media...ect

got one lean and mean machine,,,
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27 Sep 2009   #10
DarkDavil

7 x64/ Back-Track 4
 
 

That program works great!! But how can i disable my normal windows one? BTW -- that program is at: Download Everything

And i scanned it with VIPRE - clean :P
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