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Windows Desktop Search slowing everything down

Question asked by Matt Conlin on Dec 10, 2007
Latest reply on Feb 8, 2008 by Larry Kutcher
The Windows Desktop Search that is included in the 2008 installation is seriously slowing down the computer. It takes up 50% or more of the CPU all the time, even with no other programs running. Solidworks is severely affected by this and barely creeps along.

Has anyone else had this problem? I have done some research and have found others (non SW users) that have this problem. I have found that if you go to Start, Run, and type in "services.msc" you can shut down the Windows Search process, but it keeps starting back up again. There are three different processes I have found that take up too much memory. "Searchfilterhost.exe" and "Searchprotocolhost.exe" and "Searchindexer.exe" all together take up more than 50% of the CPU power, not leaving enough left over to properly run solidworks. Using the Task Manager, you can shut these processes down, but they will start up again.

Does anyone know of a way to get rid of these?