Why Turn off Windows Search Indexing?
Windows 10 comes with a new indexing service which improves desktop search. It not only makes search faster but also adds some nice features. There are, however, cases where you might want to disable 10’s search indexing.
Good desktop search tools index your hard disk only whenever the PC is idle. This seems to be different with Windows 10. It often is active even though your computer is quite busy with other tasks. This can decrease the overall performance tremendously.
Another reason why you might want to disable search indexing is if you are using another desktop search solution. Or perhaps you only rarely search for files on your PC. If it is not the reduced performance, then it could be the constant activity of your hard disk, whenever indexing starts, that might get on your nerves. If you don’t mind the slower searching speed when performing searches, the indexing has no meaningful use to you.
The steps to turn off search indexing service in Windows 10.
1. Open up Services by typing “services.msc” into the start menu search box. Find “Windows Search” in the list of services and double-click on it to open it.
2. Change the Startup type of the service to Disabled, and then click the Stop button to stop the service.
Note: You can Turn on Search Indexing by following same steps. Just change Startup Type “Automatic”.