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I now use "Everything" for search. How can I stop Windows Indexing from running?

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  1. In the "Start" menu, choose "Run."

  2. Type "services.msc" and press Enter.

  3. Scroll-down to "Indexing Service" and double-click it.

  4. If the service status is "Running", then stop it by pressing the "Stop" button.

  5. To make sure this service doesn't run again, under "Startup Type:", choose "Disabled."

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Sounds good, but when I go there, it is not running and it is disabled, but it still comes up????? –  Xavierjazz Apr 29 '12 at 18:24
    
What comes up? –  Tom Wijsman Apr 29 '12 at 18:47
    
I edited my answer to include a graphic. Thanks. –  Xavierjazz Apr 29 '12 at 19:01
    
@Xavierjazz: I'm still wondering what comes up. You said "but it still comes up". What is it? –  Tom Wijsman Apr 29 '12 at 19:05
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@Xavierjazz: Check for other Search related services, there might be multiple (I heard they messed around with that in XP). There's also a Windows Desktop Search entry in msconfig, I believe... –  Tom Wijsman Apr 29 '12 at 22:21

Hit Windows-R, type "services.msc", and disable "Indexing Service".

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