WINDOWS XP/2000 TWEAKS


1. Advanced Visual Effects

2. Windows XP/2000 SP

3. Disabling of XP Indexing

4. Files and Folders Cleaning

5. XP System Services

6. XP Startup Tweaking

7. XP Registry Cleaning

8. XP Disk Defragmentation

9. Internet Network Tweaks

10. Tweak Guide Post Scriptum

WINDOWS VISTA TWEAKS


1. Advanced Visual Effects

2. Microsoft Vista Service Packs

3. Disabling of Vista Indexing

4. Advanced Disks Performance

5. Enable Vista ReadyBoost

6. Files and Folders Cleaning

7. Vista System Services

8. Vista Startup Tweaking

9. Vista Registry Cleaning

10. Vista Disk Defragmentation

11. Internet Network Tweaks

12. Tweak Guide Post Scriptum

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3. Disabling Windows XP Indexing:


The usefulness of Windows Search Indexing is disputable enough. You lose PC performance, a part of free RAM memory and the speed access to Hard Drive(during the work of the Search Indexer) for possibility to fast search of a file on your hard drive. It is possible to disable and turn off search indexing to speed up system speed by freeing up CPU and the memory which is used to performing the indexing task. Disabling does not mean you can't use Windows Search but it does mean that the searches will take more time. To disable it:

Disable Search Indexing Service:

Run WinTools.net and select System Services point of MS Tools menu:

Disabling XP Indexing

Or press Windows + R buttons of your keyboard, type services.msc and press OK.

Disabling XP Indexing

In the list of Services mouse double click on the Indexing Service entry. In a popped up dialog press Stop button, select Startup type: Disabled to permanently disable the indexing service so that it won`t run again and press Apply button.

Disabling XP Indexing

 

Disable Indexing on Drives:

Click on My Computer. Right-click on any disk you do not want to be Indexed. In the General tab uncheck Index this drive for faster searching and click Apply.

Disabling XP Indexing

In the resulting window choose Apply changes to drive X:\, subfolders and files, click OK and ignore everything for any error messages.

Disabling XP Indexing

Do it for all hard disks.


 

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