Change Search Indexing Option to Boost Performance

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    Jason

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    Indexing is great because it helps Windows Vista learn how to find your files quickly. But if your PC has limited RAM or a slow processor, this can be a waste of resources. By Default, Windows Vista indexes files constantly to make file searches faster, and disabling this feature can give you a quick speed boost. Right-Click on the start button and select Properties Scroll down to System Administrator Tools and select "Don't Search for Files" and then click OK.
     
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    I don't find it in the path that you gave, Jason. On my Vista Ultimate, I go to Local Disk | Properties as shown below.

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    The correct path is start_properties_start menu_customize. Then scroll down the list and uncheck the search options.
     
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