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    How to Speed-Up Vista's Start Menu Search

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    How to Speed-Up Vista's Start Menu Search

    Post  Peppies™ on 29th June 2010, 18:35

    When searching with this option, your file index is included in the search. In short, that includes EVERY file on your hard drive. With a newly installed Vista, I noticed this took entirely too long. You can speed up the process a little. You can manually change the range that the search option digs through, therefore decreasing the search time. I've got two ways this can be done:

    1. Via Start Button (No Registry Involvement)
    > Right-click on the Windows Logo and select Properties.
    > Select the Customize button.
    > Remove the check from Search Communications.
    > Set Search Files to not search for files.
    > Click OK.

    2. Registry Edit
    > Open registry editor using regedit in the Command Prompt
    > Navigate to HKEY_CURRENT_USER > Software > Microsoft > Windows > CurrentVersion > Explorer and select Advanced.
    > Right click on Start_SearchFiles and select Modify.
    > Change the Value to 0.
    > Reboot the computer

    I have tested both on Vista Ultimate and both were effective.

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