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I'm trying to shut down Windows search, i.e. disable indexing.

I tried to change it to manual or disabled, but after I restarted the service it is still switched on. I have an SSD, so I don't want it to be enabled.

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I'm not crazy. In google I spent half a day that I found. This procedure does not work. After start to run again and set to enabled. –  nørdic Jun 24 '12 at 8:35
    
So when you uninstall the search service it's still installed? –  ta.speot.is Jun 24 '12 at 8:43
    
I can not install it. What I should start searching. I want to block indexing. Not uninstall it. –  nørdic Jun 24 '12 at 8:50
    
@nordic Go to my computer, right click C, and uncheck "Allow files on this drive to have contents indexed... click OK, let it work, then restart. –  ekaj Jun 24 '12 at 14:56
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To disable the search indexing service, follow subsequent steps

  1. Click start -> services.msc
  2. Locate Windows Search
  3. Double click and change Startup type to Disabled. Click ok.
  4. Reboot your system and repeat steps #1 and #2 and confirm that the status field is blank (indicates that the service is not running).

To disable search, follow the instructions mentioned below

  1. Click Start -> appwiz.cpl
  2. Click Turn Windows features on or off
  3. Untick Windows search from the list and click Yes
  4. Click ok and restart

Instructions from http://www.howtogeek.com/howto/10246/how-to-disable-search-in-windows-7/

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This I have tried many times, but after restart it is again turned on. –  nørdic Jun 24 '12 at 8:36
    
    
+1 nice one R, good find, please add to your answer –  Jeremy Thompson Jun 24 '12 at 8:49
    
yeah same over at Stack Overflow, we dont like link rot. Bibliograhies are always welcome though. –  Jeremy Thompson Jun 24 '12 at 8:58
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Answers consisting solely of links are not encouraged. If the relevant steps are included here, on-site, it's okay though. @ta.speot.is "Use Google" as answers aren't welcome, but obscuring "Let Me Google That For You" links in URL shorteners is not encouraged either. It's rude and offensive. –  slhck Jun 24 '12 at 9:08
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