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How can I avoid the SearchIndexer.exe to start? RRS feed

  • Question

  • I don't want it but I can't avoid it to start with windows. More, if I terminate it (and SearchFilterHost.exe and SearchProtocolHost.exe), it starts again.

    I search for it on services but I can't found it.

    Thanks.

    Sunday, April 18, 2010 7:22 PM

Answers

  • Hi,

     

    To disable SearchIndexer.exe, you need to start Services.msc, double click Windows Search service, change the Start type to Disabled and click Stop to stop the service.

     

    Regards,


    Arthur Li - MSFT
    • Marked as answer by DrGerry Monday, April 19, 2010 4:26 PM
    Monday, April 19, 2010 10:02 AM

All replies

  • To disable searchindexer.exe in windows 7 try this!

    * Click Start Button –> Control Panel –> Programs and Features –> Turn Windows Features on or off.
    * Clear the Indexing Service’s chek box on the “Windows Features” window and click ok.

    Now you turn off Windows Search’s Index service and Windows 7 still has its simple search functionality.


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    • Proposed as answer by banmenau Sunday, April 18, 2010 9:44 PM
    Sunday, April 18, 2010 9:44 PM
  • Hi,

     

    To disable SearchIndexer.exe, you need to start Services.msc, double click Windows Search service, change the Start type to Disabled and click Stop to stop the service.

     

    Regards,


    Arthur Li - MSFT
    • Marked as answer by DrGerry Monday, April 19, 2010 4:26 PM
    Monday, April 19, 2010 10:02 AM
  • Thanks to both of you. I tried the services, but I seached for ServiceIndexer or something like this....
    Monday, April 19, 2010 4:27 PM
  • Curious, why don't you want it? The Start menu (Orb) Search bar is one of the best features of Windows 7. It makes it so much more useable, and Indexing does not seem to place any load on the system

    For instance, if I want to open Task Scheduler, I click on the Start orb, type sch and either click on Task Scheduler that shows in the found list or just press Enter since Task Scheduler is already selected.


    Rich Why can't I be different and original like everybody else? - Vivian Stanshal
    Monday, April 19, 2010 6:23 PM
  • I really don't use the search 4.0, I was very comfortable with the previous. When I need to search for a filename, I don't need the 4.0, and if I need to search for a content into a file, I prefer the TotalCommander to search.

    In the discussion forums about the W7 beta testing I proposed a search with checkboxes: more intuitive, easy and comprehensible even for my 85 years old mom ;)

    Tuesday, April 20, 2010 4:33 PM