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Discussion in 'Windows XP' started by Peoria, Apr 14, 2008.

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  1. Peoria

    Peoria Thread Starter

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    My P/C is running rather slow, was told that I should try to turn off INDEX by going to My PC, C-drive properties and un-check Index, I tried but unable to find it there, any suggestions? J.R.
     
  2. Tufenuf

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    Peoria,

    Open My Computer.
    Right-click your hard drive icon and select Properties.
    At the bottom of the window you'll see "Allow indexing service to index this disk for faster searches," uncheck this and click ok.
    A new window will pop up and select Apply to all folders and subfolders.
    It will take a minute or two for the changes to take affect but then you should enjoy slightly faster performance.

    Tufenuf
     
  3. Peoria

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    Tufenuf...when I go there I'm not seeing any options, it just shows used/freespace pie and the disk cleanup button
     
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    Below that should be 2 boxes:

    Compress drive to save disk space

    Allow Indexing Service to index this disk for fast file searching

    You would uncheck the second box, click Apply/OK

    Tufenuf
     
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    Peoria, I think you're right clicking on the wrong drive. You want to right click on the Hard Disk Drives which is usually the Local Disk (C:) drive.

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  6. Peoria

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    there isn't any boxes or options to check just the pie and disk clean up button
     
  7. Peoria

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    I'm going to My Computer, Local Disc "C", Right click on Icon and Properties, but no options as you indicated
     
  8. Tufenuf

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    That's strange as there should be for the" Hard Disk Drives" (Local Disk C, D. or whatever other hard drives on the computer)

    There wouldn't be for the "Devices with Removable Storage" (eg. 3 1/2 Floppy or CD-RW etc.)

    I'll do more searching an hopefully come up with a fix or maybe someone else will chime in with a solution.

    Tufenuf
     
  9. Peoria

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    OK Thanx, will be back
     
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    checked out both links, but didn't get a fix for this problem
     
  12. Peoria

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    Found out that I could go to"Add/Remove Programs" then "Add/Remove Window Components" and then check or un-check indexing there..now I will have to see if this increases the speed a little...thanx for your help
     
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