Sunday, May 13, 2007

Disable Indexing Service

Windows XP runs many background services by default. One of them is this Indexing service that suppose to speed up your searching process. The service will run in the background, scanning your harddisk and creating indexes for all the files to improve searching time. By disabling this service, you will slightly improve the speed of XP. If you frequently search for files and requires speed, I do not recommend you to disable it. I think you require Adminstration rights for this tip.

Steps to disable Indexing Service:

  1. Goto Control Panel -> Adminstrative Tools -> Services (Assuming in Classic View)
  2. Search for Indexing Service in the list of Services
  3. Right-Click and choose Properties
  4. Change the Startup Type to Disabled

That's it...

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