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Windows 7: Windows Features - Turn On or Off


09 Mar 2009   #19
Brink
Microsoft MVP

64-bit Windows 8.1 Enterprise
 
 
Windows Features - Turn On or Off

How to Turn Windows 7 Features On or Off


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25 Mar 2011   #20
Brink
Microsoft MVP

64-bit Windows 8.1 Enterprise
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Hopalong X View Post
Brink

Indexing Service.
Do you know if it is to be checked or unchecked?
Mine is unchecked always has been as far as I know but I'm unsure what it does. Something to do with Windows Explorer I'm guessing?
Couldn't find any info here on the forum though it may be here.

If your not sure that is okay.
I'll do some looking around MS tomorrow.

Mike
Hello Mike,

The Indexing Service in Windows Features is not for the same Index that is used in Windows 7. Instead it's for backwards compatibility. Here's some more information on it:


Quote:
The Indexing Service (Cisvc.exe) used in previous Windows platforms is still available in Windows 7 and Windows Vista as an optional feature that administrators can turn on in Windows Features if needed.

The main reason enterprises might need to enable the previous Indexing Service would be for application compatibility reasons. For example, if enterprises develop applications that depend on Cisvc.exe, they can enable this service to support those applications. The Microsoft Office Visio shape-finding process also uses Cisvc.exe to index shapes. Therefore, if you need to search for shapes quickly in Office or Office Visio on some computers, you can enable Cisvc.exe on those computers.

Note Microsoft does not recommend running the older Indexing Service on computers running Windows 7 unless you have a compelling need to do so. The Indexing Service will likely be removed in a future version of Windows.


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25 Mar 2011   #21
Hopalong X

Windows7 Pro 64bit SP-1; Windows XP Pro 32bit
 
 

Thanks Brink.

I'll leave it unchecked.

Mike

Someone was having a problem in the last couple of weeks matching search between Windows 7 and XP on two PC's. I don't think they ever found a solution.

I know where it is for next time.
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25 Mar 2011   #22
Brink
Microsoft MVP

64-bit Windows 8.1 Enterprise
 
 

You're welcome Mike.
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02 Oct 2011   #23
Spiral Pasta

Windows 7 Starter 32bit
 
 

Thank You
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02 Oct 2011   #24
Brink
Microsoft MVP

64-bit Windows 8.1 Enterprise
 
 

You're most welcome Spiral Pasta.
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14 Dec 2011   #25
Umut

Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit
 
 

I wanna ask you guys something cause i looked and couldn't find. I like to know everything in my computer so i opened an account for that. But i couldn't find anything in the forum explains the detailed version of what these windows features to exactly. If anyone knows can you please give me the link please?
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14 Dec 2011   #26
Brink
Microsoft MVP

64-bit Windows 8.1 Enterprise
 
 

Hello Umut, and welcome to Seven Forums.

You can get a brief general description of a listed Windows Feature by hovering the mouse pointer on it. For a more detailed description, you would unfortunately need to Google it or create a post here asking about a specific item.

Hope this helps some,
Shawn
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15 Dec 2011   #27
Umut

Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Brink View Post
Hello Umut, and welcome to Seven Forums.

You can get a brief general description of a listed Windows Feature by hovering the mouse pointer on it. For a more detailed description, you would unfortunately need to Google it or create a post here asking aboout a specific item.

Hope this helps some,
Shawn
As my english isn't being very good i couldn't understand much from the explanation. But thanks for your help i'll try my chance in google
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15 Dec 2011   #28
Brink
Microsoft MVP

64-bit Windows 8.1 Enterprise
 
 

You're welcome. Just let us know if you have a question about a specific one. It's just to much info to post for all of them
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12 Aug 2012   #29
emh9

Windows 7 32 bit
 
 
Thanks

Hi Brink - I'm a newbie so apologies for any faux pas; couldn't find "mark this thread as solved" but need to acknowledge your solution which is brilliant and so easy. Oceans of...
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