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comment Windows 8.1 search charm slow, with explorer.exe CPU usage at 100%
thanks, it works now, probably it just needed to finish indexing.
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comment What is the best use of an SSD that minimizes wear?
With newer SSDs, most of this isn't necessary anymore. A "consumer-grade" 256GB SSD (say, Samsung 840 Basic) can and should be used to store pretty much everything (with the exception of huge files, like videos, which are read sequentially anyway), and still offer ~10 years lifetime. Placing the pagefile and temp files to the SSD is the best thing to do to get a really responsive system.
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comment Does fstrim wear out SSD
Samsung doesn't report actual nand writes in SMART. You can only incraese the lifespan of your drive by trimming, because it allows the controller to arrange writes more evenly. (Well, on the other hand, Samsung Magician in Windows does somehow show a value named "Total Bytes Written", but I am not sure where it gets it from.)
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comment Windows 8.1 search charm slow, with explorer.exe CPU usage at 100%
+1 Thanks, that seems to be correct, I've excluded everything except the subfolder you mentioned and rebuilt the index, and it all works now. Additionally (perhaps because the index was completely rebuild), all my Control panel items are also included in search results now.
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comment Windows 8.1 search charm slow, with explorer.exe CPU usage at 100%
Btw, do you know if I also have to do something extra to force Windows to index (i.e. display in search results) Control Panel items? In other words, right now, typing something like "remove programs" or "printers" doesn't return anything. Is it possible that I've accidentally removed this from the indexer? I know that .cpl items are stored inside Windows\System32, but that doesn't seem like a location I'd want to index.
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comment Windows 8.1 search charm slow, with explorer.exe CPU usage at 100%
Worked like a charm, thanks! It's a pity that I couldn't find this on TechNet/Microsoft Answers, as they are supposed to be their official sites, but as always, Stack Exchange has the best signal to noise ratio. :)
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comment Windows 8.1 search charm slow, with explorer.exe CPU usage at 100%
Thanks, I'll try this first thing tomorrow morning and confirm if it worked.
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comment Windows 8.1 search charm slow, with explorer.exe CPU usage at 100%
@Rudolph: thanks. Rebuilding the Search index didn't help, and disabling it didn't help either. I also ran Process Monitor to see what was happening: it turns out that Explorer.exe is iterating through all folders on all of my disks when the search starts, and doesn't stop iterating even after I've already selected a result from the list (it just keeps going until it checks every single folder). Btw, your links are already included in my question. :)
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