Question by  Adeshong (14)

How do you disable windows search on XP?

Search is slowing down my computer.


Answer by  MarvinFVicarme (132)

Click "control panel" and click the "administrator tools", Scroll down and double click "Indexing service" click the drop down button beside the "start up type" and choose disable then OK.


Answer by  markochiguegmailcom (514)

Automatic search indexing is a nice feature if Windows XP(tm) as this allows you to do fast searches on your computer. However, this also requires a lot of processing power and may slow down your computer. To disable this feature on a drive, right click on the drive icon, click properties and in the general tab uncheck indexing service.


Answer by  Atomicrayon (2504)

The quickest way to disable the Windows XP search feature is to go into the Control Panel from the start menu, and disable it.


Answer by  Quual (161)

Uninstall it via add/remove programs. More likely the indexing service is slowing you down, To disable it via the CMD line it's sc config CiSvc start= disabled Then Reboot


Answer by  Liz59 (10966)

Well you have to click on the properties bar and then go from there. You can just search up disabling the xp option itself on the bar which will allow you quick access to the properties tool. Then from there just disable it all together and go from there quickly.


Answer by  Kit (558)

If you are talking about *scanning*. It's right that every time the antivirus is running in the background, it slows down the system. Depending on the antivirus you installed, locate it's icon on the taskbar Notication Area or System Tray, and right-click it. From the context menu, click stop.

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