Disable Indexing ServiceBefore you learn how to disable the indexing service we'll explain you a little more about it. Windows has a build-in file indexer which is crawling the data on your harddisk(s) non-stop when Windows is running. This service is used so users can search for files faster. This Indexing Service can cause Windows to run slower as it needs a lot of resources, especially on PC's with not enough RAM. Learn below how to disable this Indexing Service.
Disable Indexing Service in Windows 7, Vista and XP
- Click Start in the lower left corner of your screen, type services.msc in the Search field and press Enter on your keyboard
- In the list that pops up, search for Windows Search and double-click it
- In the window that pops up find the Startup type section and select Disabled from the dropdown menu
- Then click on the Stop button to stop the Indexing Service