We suggest X1 users disable Windows Search, preserving computer resources. To disable Windows Search for Windows XP/Vista/7 machines, please follow the steps below:
For XP Users:
Choose options A or B.
A. Turn off indexing of your hard drive.
- Open "My Computer" and right-click on the hard drive (C:), and select "Disable Indexing".
- Select "Properties" in the Start Menu, navigate to the General tab, unselect the check box for "Allow Indexing Service".
- Click "Ok" and wait for the index removal process to complete--this may take a few minutes.
B. Disable Indexing Service in Windows XP
- Control Panel > Administrator Tools > Services
- Locate the Indexing Service and double-click to launch.
- If the service status indicates, "Running", click Stop to immediately suspend the indexing service
- Finish by navigating to Startup Type, and select Disabled to permanently disable the indexing service.
For Vista and Windows 7 Users:
- Control Panel > Administrative Tools > Services
- Select the "Windows Search" service
- Right-click on the "Windows Search" service, and select "Properties"
- Properties > General tab, click the "Stop" button to halt the indexing service
- Select "Disabled" from the Startup Type drop-down and click OK to accept the new settings