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Make Windows XP smooth as Windows 7 part-3

Cut indexing:
If the search engine built into Windows XP is quite relevant since the integration of Windows Search, keeping the index of all files is quite cumbersome and resource intensive.
Click the Start button and then click Control Panel. 

Double click the icon Indexing. 

Click the Change button. 

Then uncheck all boxes under indexed locations. 

If there are sites included in the Location list, click it. 

Uncheck the boxes in front of their names in the Location Topic indexed. 

Click the OK button. 

The list of sites is now empty. Click the Close button.

Thats it. You are Done !!! 


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Search box is not in start?


Your index requires virtually no maintenance. However, if the index has problems finding files that you know should be located in an indexed location, you might need to rebuild the index. This can take a long time to complete, so avoid performing this step unless you have given the index enough time (several hours) to correct any problems first. To rebuild the index:
1. Open Indexing and Search Options by clicking the Start button, clicking Control Panel, clicking System and Maintenance, and then clicking Indexing Options.
2. Click Advanced, click the Index Settings tab, and then click Rebuild. If you are prompted for an administrator password or confirmation, type the password or provide confirmation.

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Select Troubleshoot a problem from the taskbar and type in search field: Windows search. Then select Search and Indexing and use the wizard to fix the problem.The search service was not started. Worked for me

Nov 11, 2013 | Advent Computers & Internet

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How can I reinstal Windows Search and Windows Security Centre


Install Windows Security Center


Open Internet Explorer and navigate to the Microsoft Windows Update website.


Click the "Express" button on the main page to have your computer checked for important updates to be installed.


Since Windows Security Center is not installed, it will be detected and installed within the update.


Search the list of updates that will be installed on your Computer and deselect any options besides Windows Security Center that you don't want installed at this time.


Click "Install Updates" to begin the installation process.


Set your computer up for Automatic Updates to keep your computer up to date.

You can do so by clicking "Start" followed by "Control Panel."


Click "Automatic Updates" and select the recommended option.


Click "Apply" followed by "OK" to save the changes and exit the window.


Install Windows Security Center in Windows Vista


Click the "Start" button followed by "All Programs." Scroll through the list and select "Windows Update" from the available options. You can also type "Windows Update" in the search field followed by pressing "Enter" to access it immediately.


Click the "Change Settings" button in the left window pane.


Select the radio button next to "Automatically download and install updates."


Click "OK" when you have finished. Windows will begin to scan your computer and download the necessary updates, one of which will be Windows Security Center if it isn't available on your computer already. When the updates have finished installing, a bubble will pop up in your system tray telling you new updates have installed and your computer needs to be restarted.


Restart your computer and once you log back on to Windows, Security Center will be available. You can access it by clicking the "Start" button and typing "Windows Security Center" in the search field. It will also be available in the "All Programs" software list.


Reinstall Windows Search


If for some reason you've lost Windows Search from your computer, it is possible to reinstall it.

Reinstalling Windows Search will improve the performance and stability of your computer system's indexer.


It will allow you to sort and group results in Windows Explorer more quickly, and will improve the indexing of your online email.


It expands your system's ability to do fast remote queries of file shares, including on Windows XP and Server 2003.

It automatically indexes shared folders and contains improvements in previews for earlier supported operating systems (Windows Server 2003 and Windows XP).


When you type a search term into Windows Search, the results appear quickly.

This is also true for information from emails and their attachments.



Download and install Windows Search on your computer.

http://www.microsoft.com/windows/products/winfamily/desktopsearch/choose/windowssearch4.mspx?tab=Install%20It

Click on the appropriate link for your version of Windows.


Click "Open" to download the file if you use Vista.

Click "Save" to download the file if you use Windows XP.


Click on "Run" to install Windows Search on your computer.

Follow the prompts to complete Windows Search installation.


Restart your computer.

Windows Search will be available in the Start menu if you use Vista.


If your operating system is Windows XP, use the Deskbar for quick and easy search access to indexed content on your PC or the network.


Personalize Windows Search for an optimal search experience .

Add-ins let you index Outlook saved email, Microsoft networks, Internet Explorer history and Lotus Notes.


Hope this helps

Nov 03, 2012 | Dell Dimension 5100 (D51L1) PC Desktop

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how do i stop windows search 4.0 from indexing internet explorer, it indexes on every web page i go to, internet explorer history shows up on summary of selected locations but cant get rid of


Does Windows Search only work on Windows XP, or does it also work on Vista?If you are using Windows XP, you can uninstall Windows Search 4.0 by going to the add remove software icon in the control panel.
In Windows 7, to remove Internet Explorer History from the indexed locations list, click the Start Button, and then type: control /name Microsoft.IndexingOptions then hit enter. in the Indexing Options, you can see the items listed. Click Modify, and on the Indexed Locations window that pops up, uncheck the box next to Internet Explorer History.
If you are on Windows Vista and find that neither of these suggestions work, sorry about that. I don't have a vista machine to try it on because I can't stand vista.

Apr 29, 2011 | Microsoft Computers & Internet

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plz download like to prescott 533 mother driver file


hi please download mother board driver in windows xp. please link..

Jul 09, 2009 | Gigabyte GA-8IRML Motherboard

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