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Windows 7: Search in Windows 7

21 Oct 2009   #1
gaddams

Windows 7
 
 
Search in Windows 7

Does Windows 7 by default come with Windows desktop search 4.0?

Thanks


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21 Oct 2009   #2
Disk4mat

Windows 7 Ultimate (x86)
 
 

Its the same as in Vista with the exception that the advanced search features have been tweaked/changed some what. From the start menu and Windows Explorer it functions the same (with some added performance).

See here for more info (expand the 'finding files' on the right for more links)
Files, folders, and search - Help & How-to - Microsoft Windows
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21 Oct 2009   #3
gaddams

Windows 7
 
 

Thanks. If I want to install Windows Search 4.0 in Windows 7, is it compatible? I understand that most of the applications which work with Vista work in Windows 7 also, but I dont want to take a chance and would like to be sure before I go ahead considering Windows Search 4.0 in my default Windows 7 OS build.

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21 Oct 2009   #4
Disk4mat

Windows 7 Ultimate (x86)
 
 

Here is what I take away from this article (Constantly Improving section): Engineering Windows 7 : Windows Desktop Search

WDS v3 shipped with Vista. WDS v4 was an available download for XP and Vista. The version of WDS in 7 is newer than 4. Looking in my registry I see a 4.6 version number.

I dont think you can install an older version of WDS. But I myself have never tried
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21 Oct 2009   #5
gaddams

Windows 7
 
 

Thanks. I checked the Windows Search version in Windows 7 x64 OS to be 6.1 and the indexer catalog version to be 4.6.

BTW, I tried installing Windows Search 4.0 for Windows Vista 64-bit on Windows 7 and found that it is not applicable for Windows 7. Windows search on Windows 7 is higher than Windows Search 4.0. Thanks for clarifying.
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