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Turn off indexing and speed up Windows XP

If you don't use Windows XP's built-in search often (like every day), disabling indexing can significantly speed up your PC.

By default Windows XP indexes files on your hard drive and stores them in memory to speed up its' built-in search. But if you rarely use Windows search, turn off indexing to free up memory and CPU horsepower for the files and applications you actually do use. A few simple how-to steps after the jump.

To turn off indexing:

  1. Open up "My Computer."
  2. Right-click on your hard drive (usually "C:") and choose "Properties."
  3. Uncheck the box at the bottom that reads "Allow Indexing Service to..."
  4. Click OK, and files will be removed from memory. This removal may take a few minutes to complete.

To disable the indexing service:

  1. In the "Start" menu, choose "Run."
  2. Type "services.msc" and press Enter.
  3. Scroll-down to "Indexing Service" and double-click it.
  4. If the service status is "Running", then stop it by pressing the "Stop" button.
  5. To make sure this service doesn't run again, under "Startup Type:", choose "Disabled."

Windows search will still work if you perform these steps, but it will work more slowly than if indexing was enabled.




 


 


1. Disable Indexing Services

Indexing Services is a small little program that uses large amounts of RAM and can often make a computer endlessly loud and noisy. This system process indexes and updates lists of all the files that are on your computer. It does this so that when you do a search for something on your computer, it will search faster by scanning the index lists. If you don't search your computer often, or even if you do search often, this system service is completely unnecessary. To disable do the following:

  • Go to Start
  • Click Settings
  • Click Control Panel
  • Double-click Add/Remove Programs
  • Click the Add/Remove Window Components
  • Uncheck the Indexing services
  • Click Next
 


 

 

Works with all versions of cms2 for Windows and doesn't need to be upgraded when you do an update/upgrade to your Cougar Mountain Software Support

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