Article updated on April 03, 2007

What is indexing service? Indexing contents and properties of files on local and remote computers, povides rapid access to files through flexible quering language.

How to turn off "Indexing service":

  1. Press "Start" button
  2. Select "Control Panel"
  3. Select "Performance and maintenance"
  4. Select "Services"
  5. Find "Indexing service"

  6. Right click with mouse on "Indexing service" and select "properties".
  7. Change "startup type" to manual.
  8. Press the "stop" button
  9. Press ok!