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Windows XP -
Turning Off Indexing Speeds Up Windows
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Last Updated: September 4th 2003
Tip Difficulty Level: Intermediate
For those of you that don't know. The event viewer in
Windows XP maintains logs about program, security, and system events on your
How This Tip Works
As some of you will already know, Windows XP keeps a
record of all files on the hard disk to try and improve searching
speed. The only downside to all of this is that your PC will have to
be indexing all of the files, so if you don't use search very much you
can disable this feature:
Open my computer
Right click on one of your hard
drive icons and then select properties.
At the bottom of the window you
should see "Allow indexing service to index this disk for faster
searches," uncheck this and click then click on ok.
A new window will pop up and
select apply to all folders and subfolders. Once complete, it takes
a few more minutes to make sure that indexing is now switch off.