I should have asked this question years ago but it is still an annoyance.
On some Win 7 machines, when you search a non-indexed drive, the results show up as they are found. On other machines, nothing shows until the entire location is searched and then all the results are shown. This can be really frustrating if the first file found is the one you want. Actually, this may also be the case with indexed drives but I don't notice as much because the search is so much faster. Before I start recording the details of each machine, I thought I would ask the forum members if I'm missing a basic setting somewhere.