Disable FindFast, the Indexing Service


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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