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Old 10-03-2007, 01:54 PM   #1 (permalink)
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HI,

I have just recently built a PC and installed windows Vista, how ever sometimes my hard drive is working pretty hard without me doing anything almost as it is defraging or something, is windows vista doing something? I don't see anything runing in the baackaround that would cause that...

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Is your system indexing?
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yes, should I turn that off? I'm not even sure what that does, is that necessery?

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windows indexing sucks. I'd turn it off and use nero or copernic
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it makes it easier to search for files. trust me when I say windows indexing suck big time. I always disable mine
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It isnt that bad in Vista. but it is still bad to have indexing on. That is what is working on your HDD.
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how do i disable index with XP?
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Add or Remove Programs>Add or Remove Windows Components>Uncheck Indexing Service
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oh, mine is unchecked by default.
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