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    Can't kill Indexing

    I have an older Desktop still running XP Pro, SP3. I've never used Windows Indexing service, don't need it, waste of time & resources, so the first thing I do when I get a new machine is to disable indexing. However, just yesterday after booting up I noticed a new icon in the Tray, a magnifying glass. Right-clicking the icon brings up a box, Windows Search Indexing Status, which shows that indexing is in fact running. No new software has been added, except Windows updates, and the usual Adobe fixes which come up most weeks.

    I ran services.msc to see if somehow Indexing had been re-enabled. No, it's still shown as Disabled. I ran jv16 Power Tools Startup Manager. No mention of Indexing there. However, hovering the mouse over the icon brings up, "Indexing speed is reduced due to user activity." Well user activity is reduced due to indexing and it's my machine. A right-click does bring up a selection of options, one of which is to quit, but the next time I boot up Indexing is at it again. How can I disable this troublesome, useless "service" for ever?

    Thanks,

    David
    Last edited by Rhinoceros; 2013-07-25 at 15:27. Reason: Typo

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    Try a clean boot and see if indexing is still running:
    http://support.microsoft.com/kb/310353/en-us

    Jerry

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    Go to the control panel's "add/remove" section and uninstall the 3rd party indexing that was added.
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    Thank you Jerry, will make an image then try the clean boot.

    David

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