Stopping the Widows Vista Indexer.

Brent - How do I prevent Vista's Indexer from constantly hindering my system performance as it catalogs my hard drive contents?

Windows Vista does a lot of things that make us scratch our heads; the Indexer is one of them. The best fix for this comes in two parts:

Your first step would be to disable the Vista service altogether. From 'Add / Remove Programs,' click 'Add / Remove Windows Components' in the left panel. Deselect 'Indexing services' and click 'Next.'

Next, if you like the idea of fast searching on your computer, there are other options for you. Copernic came out with a product that can perform "sub second" searches for the various types of files on your machine. Visit the Copernic website and download a copy of "Copernic Desktop Search." Did I mention it's free?

About Brent Whitfield

Brent Whitfield is CEO of DCG Technical Solutions, Inc., which provides IT Support in the Los Angeles area since 1993. DCG exists to help our clients choose, implement, and manage IT and cloud solutions that are cost effective and reliable. DCG's pro-active approach to IT is ideally suited for companies who depend on reliable IT infrastructure, but don't want to spend a lot of money to keep it that way. DCG was recognized among the Top 10 Fastest Growing MSPs in North America by MSP Mentor. Brent has been featured in Fast Company, CNBC, Network Computing, Reuters, and Yahoo Business.