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    Angry Indexing in Win 8 extremely slow

    Indexing in Windows 8.1 Update indexed up to 11,394 items and then the index became extremely slow. I believe the problem has been with me since Windows 8 and I have been methodically updating in the hopes the problem would resolve itself.

    I have tried everything I can find without luck. Some of the solutions suggested and tried include running scanpst.exe; removing the .pst from the index location which proves the problem is with the index service and not Outlook 2010; reducing the included locations to index only My Documents; rebuilding the index; confirming that Windows Search is running as a service; reinstalling Office 2010;

    Unlike previous versions of Windows, Windows Search is not shown in the list of Windows Features "Turn Windows Features Off and On:. I don't know if this was intentionally done by Microsoft or whether this is a problem.

    After giving the instruction to reindex, the index service works quickly as it should from 0 to 11,394 items and then stopped. The indexing then became very, very slow. With 100K+ files and around 30K email, without a search function I am effectively dead in the water.

    Any help will be most appreciated.

    Mel Orecklin, P.Eng, MBA, CAFM

    OS Version: Microsoft Windows 8.1 Pro, 64 bit
    Processor: Intel(R) Core(TM) i7-4500U CPU @ 1.80GHz, Intel64 Family 6 Model 69 Stepping 1
    Processor Count: 4
    RAM: 7912 Mb
    Graphics Card: Intel(R) HD Graphics Family, -1984 Mb
    Hard Drives: C: Total - 434214 MB, Free - 38553 MB; D: Total - 25599 MB, Free - 21566 MB;
    Motherboard: LENOVO, Strawberry 5D
    Antivirus: McAfee Anti-Virus and Anti-Spyware, Updated and Enabled

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    Have you tried disabling McAfee? Have a look at this link:


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