We are continuing in our short speedup tips by disabling the indexing service running in the background of Windows XP. This is a non-essential service that often goes unused, but chews up processing power and RAM. Some of you may already have it disabled, there is only one way to find out.

Important Points to Take From This Lesson:

  1. Windows has many services running in the background
  2. Some services are essential, others are not.
  3. The Indexing Service is a non-essential service but…
  4. If you frequently use windows search, don’t disable it
  5. Uninstalling the service is better than disabling it to ensure it doesn’t get re-enabled.

Craig Chamberlin

Craig Chamberlin

Applications Engineer at Precision Electric, Inc.
Craig received his degree in Informatics with a cognate in Business from Indiana University: South Bend in 2008. Craig lives with his wife and daughter in South Bend, Indiana near Notre Dame. Craig is currently employed by Precision Electric, Inc. and acts as the chief Information Technology Manager. With a passion for teaching and technology, he founded The PCMichiana Tech Help Show in Fall 2009. His focus is teaching users of all backgrounds how to learn technology while having fun.

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