Disable FindFast, the Indexing Service

by Wayne Maples [Published on 20 April 2004 / Last Updated on 20 April 2004]

Findfast,originally added to NT as part of Microsoft Office, is now the Indexing Service. It is enabled by default for Windows 2000 and XP as part of the base installation. Unless you have a special need for a full text index of all local files, I recommend disabling it.
  • In Control Panel
  • Select Add / Remove Programs
  • Select Add / Remove Windows Components
  • Uncheck the Indexing Service
or simply change the Indexing Service from Automatic to Manual in the Services manager console.

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