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Turn off Indexing to speed up XP
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Super Admin
 
By Super Admin
Published on 02/24/2005
 
Windows XP keeps a record of all files on the hard disk so when you do a search on the hard drive it is faster.

Turn off Indexing to speed up XP

There is a downside to this and because the computer has to index all files, it will slow down normal file commands like open, close, etc. If you do not do a whole lot of searches on your hard drive then I suggest turnning this feature off:

1. Control Panel

2. Administrative Tools

3. Services

4. Disable Indexing Services