How to Disable Windows Search (Official Dell Tech Support) by TechSupportDell   4 months ago


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Watch how to disable Windows Search service if your Task Manager shows that it is using your disk space at 100%. Disabling the Windows Search service and performing an "Easy Fix" usually resolves this issue. Microsoft Windows Search troubleshooter link
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Welcome to Dell Tech Support. When your system is slow or your computer performance drops, it always a good idea to open the Task Manager to investigate. Today we will focus on the specific case to disable the Windows Search service when the Task Manger reveals that the CPU or the Disk is at 100% occupied. Press the WINDOWS key and the R key to open the RUN operation. Type in "services.msc" and click OK. Scroll down to Windows Search and double-click on it. In the General Tab, change the Startup type to Disabled. Click Apply, then OK, then restart your computer. If this does not resolve the problem, then go back and re-enable the Windows Search. If this does resolve the problem, this is not a complete long term solution. Either way, you will need to do a fix using the MS website. Use the link provided in the description below and in the ‘Easy-Fix’ list look for "Find and fix problems with Windows Search.” Clicking on it will initiate a Search Diagnostic download in which you can run the Microsoft utility troubleshooter and just follow the instructions. If the problem persists try restoring your operating system to an earlier date. Watch these videos for information about how to do that. How to Perform a System Restore in Windows 10 and
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