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Windows 7: Search services eating up cpu, couple of questions

27 Jan 2010   #1
RknRusty

Windows 7 Home Premium - always up to date
 
 
Search services eating up cpu, couple of questions

Lately, right after I boot, the cpu is very busy, enough to delay typing into an Office document. It finally settles down, but not completely, always using 4 to 10% of my cpu. There are 3 search services running in Process Explorer I never noticed before (maybe they were always there and I never saw them).

1. Is this the result of a new update? I've never noticed it until today. I went to services and disabled Windows search, they all closed and I got my cpu back. I know indexing is now disabled, but I recently started using Everything Search.

2. Is there anything that won't work properly now? (Outlook complained, saying searches would be slow, but I don't care about that)

3. Anyone else seen this problem?

Thanks,
Rusty


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27 Jan 2010   #2
richc46

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Windows 10, Home Clean Install
 
 

You may want to fill in sysstem spec so we will know about ram etc.

But here is a post about what can safely be disabled, at boot. This may help a little.


What is needed at start up? - Vista Forums
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27 Jan 2010   #3
Zidane24

Windows 7 Home Premium x64 - Mac OS X 10.6.4 x64
 
 

The only thing that won't work is the start menu searching capability...and searching in general will be slower if you are searching through many files
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04 Feb 2010   #4
RknRusty

Windows 7 Home Premium - always up to date
 
 

Thanks for the replies. I have updated my system specs. Sorry, I thought I had done that; my mistake.
I've been using the Everything search tool and so far am very satisfied. It is fast and thorough. It finds files quickly, and seems to find some that the Windows search could not. I'm not sure how that can be, but, as long as it works, I'm happy.
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04 Feb 2010   #5
madtownidiot

 

I'd say just leave the indexing and search services turned off... If you don't add or remove any programs, keep your HDD defragmented and don't use programs like CCleaner to erase the prefetch, you will see an improvement in system response times after a couple days
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04 Feb 2010   #6
RknRusty

Windows 7 Home Premium - always up to date
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by madtownidiot View Post
I'd say just leave the indexing and search services turned off... If you don't add or remove any programs, keep your HDD defragmented and don't use programs like CCleaner to erase the prefetch, you will see an improvement in system response times after a couple days
That's the plan. I use Ccleaner regularly, and I keep prefetch unchecked, and 7 defrags itself (dosen't it?), so I'm good to go.

Thanks,
Rusty
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