Windows XP: How to stop Windows Search?

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Question about Windows XP: is there a more correct way to stop Windows Seacrh than stop using the MMC snap-in "Services" ("Services")?


(As you know, in Windows, many things can be done in various ways, one option may be something worse than the other).

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Unfortunately, no one from the community has not given him the correct answer; but it was received by me as a result of research.


Before his voice, I want to say a few words about the origin of the issue. It sent a friend of mine unexist, spending days and nights in their black and green terminals. The question seemed easy, and I said to him: "what is there to think! Disable Indexing Services using MMS". To this my friend replied: "My deep ignorance of the Windows suggests that this may not be quite the right way."


The test showed that my friend was right in his doubts: my advice was indeed incorrect.


Now the answer: Windows Search, specifically in XP — Windows Desktop Search, then WDS is an independent service that does not depend on Indexing Service. I.e. when the service stopped Indexing Service the WDS service will produce the index data.


The WDS service by default in Windows XP (at least Home Edition SP 2) is not installed, the corresponding distribution package can be downloaded from the Microsoft website. WDS changes the interface of Windows Explorer, and stop the service using the MMC console is incorrect solution: the search is using WDS stops working, and the standard search functionality — well-known character "Fido" on the Explorer bar that appears when you press Ctrl+F remains available.


You can fix this by editing a specific registry key in regedit. An easier way I can not find.

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C:\\>net stop <the name of the service>
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The service name I do not remember, in a snap view. Generally, the net is an interesting thing, I suggest you read the documentation.
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> one option may be something worse than the other
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Oh... well, primerchik? :)
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You can disable the scanning (searching) for each disk partition(s). And then stop and salacity startup the service Windows Search.
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