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Optimizing vista for gaming - windows indexing ?

Q: Optimizing vista for gaming - windows indexing ?

Hey guuys trying to tweak vista the best that i can for stable gaming..

Ive read quite a bit on windows indexing, how it speeds up your searches of your hardrive or storage space...

but how would turning it off improve performance ? i dont understand that part , is it gunna make much difference at all ? is it pointless ? will i even notice a difference..

apoligies for the simple questions, im a simple person :)

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A: Optimizing vista for gaming - windows indexing ?

This article explains how to disable indexing.
Speed Up or Disable Windows Search Indexing in Vista - How-To Geek

But don't expect much from it. Indexing only runs occasionally so unless it is running this setting will do nothing. When it is running the impact on performance depends on many factors.

You can find tweaks all over the Internet. Unfortunately, most of them have little effect and some are harmful.
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I recently turn on indexing for certain areas like users and start menu but it temporarily slows the games down when its indexing.

Is there any tuning I could do to alleviate this? I would like to keep indexing but maybe make it not index when gaming.

A:Indexing and Gaming

Once indexing is turned on, it index's everything including games. I know of now way to set it to only inext stuff like applications.

To totally shut off the indexing service, click the start menu if using classic start menu and select control panel. Then if using classic control panel, open Administrative Tools, then double click Services and scroll down to Windows Search, right click it and select properties.

On the General tab for Windows Search properties, set the startup type to Disabled and click apply. However in your case try setting the startup type to manual and click apply.

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I used it along with SpeedyVista and had no problems with using the recommendations. Of course, a person needs to aware of what they will and will not be using before hand.

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A:Advice for optimizing Vista Home Premium 32

Originally Posted by mojowon

Hey Guys,

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Speed Up the Performance of Vista

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A:Indexing problem with Vista and Outlook 2007

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A:Does Vista Require Indexing for Search to Work?

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Okay here is the answer as to why.
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Originally Posted by fieseler

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Hi -

Go into System Services and disable Windows Search -
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Quote: Originally Posted by techman41973

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what folder and file was searched for
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A:Windows Search and Indexing crashing -- have tried all other fixes

I had a similar issue after replacing a failed 250 GB Toshiba hard drive with a larger 500 GB Toshiba drive and using HP recovery disks. The recovery seemed to go fine until I attempted to use Windows update. I kept getting messages that said the service is not running and several error codes. Windows built in Troubleshooter also would not work just like in your case. I didn't use the computer after that as I immediately began researching the problem so I don't know if Search and Indexing was working properly or not.This is not my area of expertise so I had to ask for help. I received help here at BC and over at the HP forums. I spent hours with Microsoft Support over the course of several days and tried every known fix. Microsoft Support does not charge if there is an issue installing updates or applying service packs.Anyway, apparently this is a known issue with Windows and Advanced Format Hard Drives.The symptoms and error codes all pointed to installing (updating) the Intel Rapid Storage Technology RAID Driver.The first time I tried installing the driver there was no change. I found a more current driver version tried again, rebooted twice and Windows accepted/installed the driver. After a third reboot windows update and the Troubleshooter was working.The manufacturer of your computer (you didn't say) may require a similar driver if not the Intel Rapid Storage RAID Driver so you may want to start with them and find out what they use.
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please look at the attachment 
i have pc that do not have  this folder.
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3.when i go to indexing options >modify >"show all locations" is gray
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As topic title says.

I have windows search disabled, but do find myself occasionally searching through emails, is it enough to just enable indexing in outlook or does it require the OS indexing also enabled.

A:does outlook indexing need windows search enabled to work?

You should be able to search (slower) with indxing turned off. Better yet, you can modify indexing to only search in specific places/for specific things. If you disabled windows search service, I don't know if you are able to search still. You should only need to deselect the harddrive/folders/files that you do not want to index.

Go to indexing options>modify to find where you can disable searching for specific things.
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A:Windows Search Service/Indexing - Access Denied?

Try reregistering the windows installer service:

You want to unregister and then reregister.

1) Start> Run

2) Type in msiexec /unreg

3) Press enter

4) Start> Run

5) Type in msiexec /regserver

6) Press enter

Hopefully that will fix it, if not let us know. A Guy
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A:Question about Drive Indexing and Windows Explorer Crash

Quote: Originally Posted by chasoscar

I have a 1TB Usb External drive that I use for backup storage with one partition and many large folder/directories containing my backups, music collection, pictures and movies. I have been using it with several different computers along with my main Windows7/32 box. I have the drive indexing option turned off on this drive because I have never felt the need to do so and have never had any problems using it with the Win7 box or my older(less powerful) Xp pro box until a few days ago. Recently when I tried to open any of larger folders, there is a progress bar that runs across the address bar at the top and this seems to take an awfully long time(several minutes) to complete and windows explorer has started crashing if I do not let this progress bar finish completely before trying to open any files.... the XP box has never done this (progress bar or crash) and opens the files immediately. It is very frustrating that my less powerful XP computer(with indexing off) handles the files from this external drive better than my Win7 box.

My question is...... could windows explorer be crashing because drive indexing is not enabled on the Windows7 box for this drive. If so, why did it just recently start doing it and why not on the XP box. Could something else be causing the problem? If indexing IS causing the problem, where are those indexing files stored...... on the system drive or on the external usb drive and how much additional space does this take up? What information is stored in these files. Also, if I want to use this external drive on another computer will I need to re-enable indexing on that computer also?

Thanks alot for any help or advice!!!

Indexing is probably not the cause but you can check here

There are several ways to find what the problem is. The best is to go into event viewer (type eventvwr in search). Go to the windows log>application tab.

You want to look for critical errors (they have red in the left column ).

When you find them you want to look for critical errors that say app hang, app crash, or anything that relates to the problem.

When you find them please note the event ID, and the source codes and tell us what they are.

Let us know if you need help with any of this.

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A:Indexing doesn't work. Windows search service stopped

Can you clarify that please? Is Windows search enabled?

Regards....Mike Connor
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A:Windows Indexing on External drive got problem (re-phrased previous question)

Hello Ari,

Since it's an external drive, I would recommend to use Option Two in the tutorial below to turn off the index for it. Afterwards, see if you are able to safely remove it.

Index - Enable or Disable

Hope this helps,
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A:Vista gaming vs Xp gaming

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I am moving your post to the Gaming section.
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A:need help optimizing my pc

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The rest of my system specs are in my signature.

A:SSD - need help with optimizing

Quote: Originally Posted by jorpe

30gb Vertex OCZ, x64 7600 build. I tried to disable hibernation and it wasnt there anyways. With only windows, ATI drivers and the MOBO utilites I'm at 13.6 GB free.

The rest of my system specs are in my signature.

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A:optimizing ssd help

I think you are a little too worried about writes to your SSD, they aren't as fragile as you seem to think.

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A:Optimizing Premier Pro

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A:Optimizing Performance

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A:Optimizing my network

Looks like you got everything covered.
Are you using Encryption on your Wireless connection?
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A:Registry Optimizing

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A:Optimizing SSDs is bad?

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One link to check out:
defragment - Is it bad to defrag a ssd? Or just pointless? - Super User
Fragging wonderful: The truth about defragging your SSD | PCWorld