Vista Indexing Question

Posted: 09-02-2008, 12:18 AM
I went to RUN.... SERVICES.MSC and disabled the Windows Search service. I
don't want indexing on my computer. However, when going to the Properties
of my C: drive, the check mark is ON for indexing my drive. So which is it?

Note: I "think" that if I uncheck the box that shows indexing on my C;
drive, it will alter the characteristics of EVERY file on the computer for
non-indexing, and that will take a while, plus it will thrash my hard drive
insatiably. Isn't simply disabling the Windows Search enough for stopping
all indexing??? Thanks.

EW

Vista Indexing Question


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Paul Montgomery
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Re: Vista Indexing Question
Posted: 09-02-2008, 02:14 AM
On Mon, 1 Sep 2008 19:18:19 -0500, "Clearwire Mail"
<ernlizz@clearwire.net> wrote:
>I went to RUN.... SERVICES.MSC and disabled the Windows Search service. I
>don't want indexing on my computer. However, when going to the Properties
>of my C: drive, the check mark is ON for indexing my drive. So which is it?
>
>Note: I "think" that if I uncheck the box that shows indexing on my C;
>drive, it will alter the characteristics of EVERY file on the computer for
>non-indexing, and that will take a while, plus it will thrash my hard drive
>insatiably. Isn't simply disabling the Windows Search enough for stopping
>all indexing??? Thanks.
No it's not.

Uncheck the drives in addition to stopping the search service.
James Hahn
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Re: Vista Indexing Question
Posted: 09-02-2008, 04:41 AM
There are two quite distinct settings. One is related to the service and
indicates which drives should be included in the indexing procedure that the
service is responsible for. The other is related to the drives themselves
and indicates whether or not an index exists for the drive and therefore
whether or not the index should be consulted when carrying out a search.
Although obviously related, the two settings must be managed separately.

"Clearwire Mail" <ernlizz@clearwire.net> wrote in message
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>I went to RUN.... SERVICES.MSC and disabled the Windows Search service. I
>don't want indexing on my computer. However, when going to the Properties
>of my C: drive, the check mark is ON for indexing my drive. So which is
>it?
>
> Note: I "think" that if I uncheck the box that shows indexing on my C;
> drive, it will alter the characteristics of EVERY file on the computer for
> non-indexing, and that will take a while, plus it will thrash my hard
> drive insatiably. Isn't simply disabling the Windows Search enough for
> stopping all indexing??? Thanks.
>
> EW
>
Brink
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Re: Vista Indexing Question
Posted: 09-02-2008, 01:02 PM

Hi EW

Yes, disabling the "Windows Search" service will disable the Inde
completely in Vista. They are just different ways of doing it. Th
Service disables completely, while the unchecking the drive jus
disables that drive from being included in the indexed

http://www.vistax64.com/tutorials/69...le-disable.htm

Do not forget to also set your Search options as well for how you wan
your non-indexed searches for

http://www.vistax64.com/tutorials/75...ch-options.htm

Hope this helps
Shaw

Clearwire Mail;826073 Wrote:
> I went to RUN.... SERVICES.MSC and disabled the Windows Search service
>
> don't want indexing on my computer. However, when going to th
> Propertie
> of my C: drive, the check mark is ON for indexing my drive. So which i
> it
>
> Note: I "think" that if I uncheck the box that shows indexing on my C
> drive, it will alter the characteristics of EVERY file on the compute
> fo
> non-indexing, and that will take a while, plus it will thrash my har
> driv
> insatiably. Isn't simply disabling the Windows Search enough fo
> stoppin
> all indexing??? Thanks
>
> E
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Brin

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Paul Montgomery
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Re: Vista Indexing Question
Posted: 09-02-2008, 01:21 PM
On Tue, 2 Sep 2008 08:02:36 -0500, Brink <guest@unknown-email.com>
wrote:
>Hi EW,
>
>Yes, disabling the "Windows Search" service will disable the Index
>completely in Vista. They are just different ways of doing it. The
>Service disables completely, while the unchecking the drive just
>disables that drive from being included in the indexed.
Got a surprise for ya. Disable search service. Now go check the box
on one of your drives/partitions to have it indexed.
LoneStar
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Re: Vista Indexing Question
Posted: 09-03-2008, 12:01 AM

"Paul Montgomery" <i.m.nonnymous@NOSPAMgmail.com> wrote in message
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> On Mon, 1 Sep 2008 19:18:19 -0500, "Clearwire Mail"
> No it's not.
>
> Uncheck the drives in addition to stopping the search service.
Thanks to all of you for the advice. Good info........


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Re: Vista Indexing Question
Posted: 09-06-2008, 12:08 AM

"Paul Montgomery" <i.m.nonnymous@NOSPAMgmail.com> wrote in message
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> Got a surprise for ya. Disable search service. Now go check the box
> on one of your drives/partitions to have it indexed.
I don't mean to be argumentative........... but if DISABLING Windows Search
(indexing) does NOT disable indexing, then what the Hell is Microsoft doing?
What is the point of disabling is it doesn't "disable?"

I hope you're wrong. I've disabled Windows Search, but still see the
checkmark for indexing on my Vista drives. I hope this doesn't mean that
indexing is, in fact, active. If so, then disabling Windows Search is
worthless. What's the point?? Surely my beloved Microsoft isn't that lame!


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Re: Vista Indexing Question
Posted: 09-06-2008, 12:29 AM
On Fri, 5 Sep 2008 19:08:02 -0500, "LoneStar"
<e_wyatt_rem_@excite.com> wrote:
>
>"Paul Montgomery" <i.m.nonnymous@NOSPAMgmail.com> wrote in message
>news:gbfqb4hghlsolmv7urvjqjaj3hc4ac60h6@4ax.com.. .
>> Got a surprise for ya. Disable search service. Now go check the box
>> on one of your drives/partitions to have it indexed.
>
>I don't mean to be argumentative........... but if DISABLING Windows Search
>(indexing) does NOT disable indexing, then what the Hell is Microsoft doing?
>What is the point of disabling is it doesn't "disable?"
>
>I hope you're wrong. I've disabled Windows Search, but still see the
>checkmark for indexing on my Vista drives. I hope this doesn't mean that
>indexing is, in fact, active. If so, then disabling Windows Search is
>worthless. What's the point?? Surely my beloved Microsoft isn't that lame!
I have had Search off and all my drives unchecked since about 2 days
after I installed Vista. Somehow one of my drives again became
checked a month or so later (I changed my hookups to the mobo) and got
indexed even though Search was still disabled.

Just accept that and uncheck all your drives/partitions.

James Hahn
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Re: Vista Indexing Question
Posted: 09-09-2008, 07:26 AM
DISABLING Windows Search (indexing) DOES disable indexing. But it does not
remove the markers on the drives indicating what is indexed. I think most
users would be upset if their carefully arranged indexing options were wiped
out simply because they had disabled the service, for instance to run a
process such as backup. People expect the settings to be remembered and to
be automaically re-instated when indexing is re-enabled.

"LoneStar" <e_wyatt_rem_@excite.com> wrote in message
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>
> "Paul Montgomery" <i.m.nonnymous@NOSPAMgmail.com> wrote in message
> news:gbfqb4hghlsolmv7urvjqjaj3hc4ac60h6@4ax.com...
>> Got a surprise for ya. Disable search service. Now go check the box
>> on one of your drives/partitions to have it indexed.
>
> I don't mean to be argumentative........... but if DISABLING Windows
> Search
> (indexing) does NOT disable indexing, then what the Hell is Microsoft
> doing?
> What is the point of disabling is it doesn't "disable?"
>
> I hope you're wrong. I've disabled Windows Search, but still see the
> checkmark for indexing on my Vista drives. I hope this doesn't mean that
> indexing is, in fact, active. If so, then disabling Windows Search is
> worthless. What's the point?? Surely my beloved Microsoft isn't that
> lame!
>
>
 
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