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Windows 7: Indexing?

07 Sep 2016   #1
Alexey2912

W7 Pro 32bit
 
 
Indexing?

Hi,

Care to share how to disable indexing, since want better performance from old lap with only 4 gigs of memory, with a WEI of 5.7?

Thanks.


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07 Sep 2016   #2
DavidE

Multi-Boot W7_Pro_x64 W8.1_Pro_x64 W10_Pro_x64
 
 

See if this tutorial helps:
Index - Enable or Disable
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07 Sep 2016   #3
Alexey2912

W7 Pro 32bit
 
 

Thanks DavidE for posting the link.

Hope it shall further improve performance, plus I as a noob find no use of this service/utility.
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07 Sep 2016   #4
ThrashZone

Win-7-Pro64bit 7-H-Prem-64bit
 
 

Hi,
Now that you have an ssd you might give this a read
SSD Tweaks and Optimizations in Windows 7

Samsung ssd make it easy to do this stuff since it has Samsung magician that has preset options to choose from.
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07 Sep 2016   #5
Alexey2912

W7 Pro 32bit
 
 

Thanks mentor for posting the link, shall give it a read.

Cheers!
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07 Sep 2016   #6
Alexey2912

W7 Pro 32bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by DavidE View Post
See if this tutorial helps:
Index - Enable or Disable

David, which of the 2 options would you recommend to disable it, as shown in the link?

Thanks.
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07 Sep 2016   #7
DavidE

Multi-Boot W7_Pro_x64 W8.1_Pro_x64 W10_Pro_x64
 
 

Basically I have Indexing disabled by Option 1 - disabling the service.
That turns it off completely.
Option 2 turns it off per drive, so it could still run if any drive isn't turned off.

It depends on how, where, and what you search for what would be best for you.
I mostly use File Locator Lite for searches, and it doesn't use indexing.

I've had indexing disabled for many years and it hasn't caused any problems for me.

Actually on Win 7 I disabled it before i knew about SF and the tutorials.
I turned off indexing in Programs and Features, been running like that for apx. 7 years.

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07 Sep 2016   #8
Alexey2912

W7 Pro 32bit
 
 

Thanks DavidE,

I have a few questions:

1. Disabled Windows search service as shown in option 1.

2. Still see indexing on drive checked.....should I uncheck that too as in option 2.


Would the automatic daily check for updates be stopped too, and check for MS updates has to be done manually, after disabling indexing?

Thanks.



Edit:

Do I need to uncheck Indexing in Windows features, as posted in your screenshot?


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07 Sep 2016   #9
Alexey2912

W7 Pro 32bit
 
 

How do you see this.....performance options......any recommendations?

Thanks.


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07 Sep 2016   #10
Alexey2912

W7 Pro 32bit
 
 

In Windows features Indexing was already turned off....


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