Windows 7 Optimized: Disabling Indexing Services

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I know and you know that there should be something happening inside your Windows 7 PC that you don’t exactly really need every day especially when you are already a well-organized person. This thing that I am referring to is called Windows Search Services which we know that hurts your PC’s performance really bad. Why? This is all because of the process called Search Indexing that is made by Indexing Services inside your Windows Operating System.

Indexing Services is just a small little program but uses large amounts of RAM and can often make a computer endlessly loud and noisy. This system process indexes and updates lists of all the files that are on your computer. It does this so that when you do a search for something on your computer; it will search faster by scanning the index lists. So, if you don’t search your computer often, or even if you do search often, this system service is completely unnecessary.

How to Do it?
To disable do the following: Go to Start -> Control Panel -> Programs and Features

Click on the Turn Windows Features on and off that is located at the top left of your window.

Uncheck Indexing Services if it is checked.

Windows 7 somehow is getting rid of the Indexing Services that's why it is turned off by default. The new Search Indexing Service is now on Windows Search. Just uncheck that too.

Yes, we often think that our computers are smart enough to handle themselves, but frankly they aren’t. Turning off Indexing Services will really benefit your PC’s performance by taking away that extra big load out from your Windows 7 PC. This will also remind you that you should have a good level of file organization in your computer in the first place. You may not notice it now but it will really help you in the future.

I hope you liked this little tutorial on how to optimize your Windows 7 PC, fluffy buddies~ Always remember to keep your heads stuffed!