If your hard drive keeps “scraping” and your PC’s performance is hardly on the go, then the Windows indexing service should be out of use. Useful to instantly retrieve thousands of files, it severely penalises the system even more if the hard drive is inefficient — less than 5,400 minutes in particular. Let’s do this without further delay!
Step 1 — Deactivation of indexing service
Let’s start by turning off the indexing service. To do this, open the start Menu then enter Services in the search box and validate by pressing the key Entry.
Now look for the service titled Windows Search or Windows Search. Double-click it, and then, in the drop-down list of boot types, select Disabled.
Also click on the button Stop. To validate, click on the button OK.
Step 2 — Complete deactivation of indexing
Now that the service is disabled, we need to go further in the complete deactivation of indexing.
So open theComputer, then right click on the hard drive — or one of your partitions, and click on Properties.
Then uncheck the box Index this reader for a quick search.
Then click on the button Apply. If an error message appears click on Ignoring everything or Continue.
Wait several minutes, then confirm it through the button OK.
Repeat the operation for each of your partitions or hard drives.
Restart the computer and see the result. At rest, the diode on your hard drive shouldn't even turn on. Similarly, if you open the Task Manager — via keys Ctrl + Shift + Echap, the process SearchIndexer.exe disappeared which has the effect of lightening and hard disk, and memory.
Finally, once disabled, this service will no longer be available in Outlook 2007. However, the traditional search module does not disappear. You can also keep the indexing module but by deleting some folders to index for better performance, as indicated in the article Exclude a folder from indexing engine in Windows Vista.
A great way to give your PC a youthful blow without losing a really useful feature when you're so unorganised. Finally, note that searches in the Start menu are always instantaneous.