Windows Secrets – Disable Indexing Services

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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 

 

Note – Special thanks to Rangana Jayawardana for giving this article 


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4 Comments

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