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    Turn Off Indexing Service in Windows XP

    Hello people, I need help here. I am new to computers and i have a software which needs the computer to disable/stop indexing service. But i cannot find any solution for it. I searched on Google but all i could find was for Windows Vista and doesn't apply to Windows XP. Can anyone help me to Turn Off Indexing Service in Windows XP? Thanks!

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    Re: Turn Off Indexing Service in Windows XP

    Follow these steps :
    • Open up My Computer
    • Right-click on your system hard drive where windows is installed (mostly "C:") and click on Properties
    • Uncheck the box at the bottom which says "Allow Indexing Service to"
    • Now Click OK, As the files will be removed from memory, it may take some time to finish it so wait for it

    Thats it... Doing this can boost your computer speed too...

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    Re: Turn Off Indexing Service in Windows XP

    To disable indexing services do this :
    1. Right-Click on My Computer
    2. Click on Manage
    3. Click on + before Services & Application
    4. Click on Services
    5. Click on anywhere in the right side box
    6. Press "I" twice
    7. It will point to Indexing Service. Right Click on it and click properties
    8. If it is started, Click on Stop
    9. Then form the list select Disabled
    10. Close the window

    You're done with it...!!

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    Re: Turn Off Indexing Service in Windows XP

    By default, this service is set to manual and so it won't start by itself, but when you do a file search or document search or basically just search on your computer, It will ask you this question that if you want to make future searches faster. So you may have enabled it when you have used Search. And yeah, Indexing service makes your computer a bit slower...

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    Re: Turn Off Indexing Service in Windows XP

    Well i never knew that indexing service could slow down my computer. I will disable it and try to see if i can get a boost in the speed of operating my computer. Also i was planning to turn it off temporarily. Lets see what i make up my mind for...

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    Re: Turn Off Indexing Service in Windows XP

    Use this code and paste it in notepad :
    Code:
    Windows Registry Editor Version 5.00
    
    [HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Services\cisvc]
    "Start"=dword:00000004
    Now save this file with any name but keep its extension as .reg so that it could become a registry file. Double click on it and click yes. Now just reboot the computer...

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