Disable Indexing in Windows® 7
Are you aware of the need and benefits of disabling indexing in Windows 7 operating system?
Microsoft Windows Operating Systems, such as Windows 7, use a service called indexing. The Windows 7 indexing service is known as a real-time file scanner that will help you to search through all the folders and files on a PC and record them in special index files. This makes quick file searches possible as information about the location and file type of all the PC files is already saved in an easy to access location. Windows 7 operating system indexing service creates indexes of the content and properties of all files on local and network drives. This indexing service increases speed of searching files. If your computer system performance slows down, this problem will arise because it has to index files continuously. If the users are not very particular about the slight increase in search speed, then the user can safely disable the indexing service. There are various ways for disabling indexing in Windows 7.
Following lines discuss about the need to disable indexing in Windows 7 and provide tips to do so:
- Benefits of disabling indexing
- To improve system performance
- Tips to disable Windows 7 indexing
Benefits of disabling indexing
Disabling Windows 7 indexing service will save your computer additional memory and CPU time requisite to run the function in the background, depending on how frequently the user uses the Windows search feature. This indexing service is intended to run continuously without intervention and can significantly degrade your computers performance.
To improve system performance
The prevention of these Windows 7 indexing programs on your system will surely be able to speed up your Windows 7 operating system. If you search your computer system very frequently, then indexing service will repetitively update the lists of files on your PC. The large update programs of this indexing service reduce the performance of your computer. So, the user needs to delete this indexing service to improve the performance of your PC.
To disable Windows 7 indexing, you just need to open Windows 7 service tool. Then, click 'Start', then 'Run' and type 'services.msc' and click 'Ok'. Check the list of services and click on ‘indexing service' and select ‘Properties’. Open the drop down menu in the ‘startup type’ section and select ‘disabled’. If the service status shows up as ‘Started’, then click on the ‘Stop’ button. Follow these steps and just click ‘Apply’ then ‘Ok’ to save your changes.