How to Disable SearchIndexer.exe in Windows 7

Sometimes you will notice that your computer may be running a little sluggish and it could be because all the resources that are utilizing your computers processor at one time. The Microsoft Windows Search Index (SearchIndexer.exe) is a very process used for searching for things on Windows 7. However, sometimes it uses a large amount of the CPU, sometimes even close to 100% of the CPU.

There is a way to disable SearchIndexer.exe in Windows 7 so it doesn't take up any of your CPUs resources. Here's how you can do it:

1. Click on the Start button, then click on the Control Panel link

2. Once the Control Panel opens, click the Programs link

3. You will then see an area that says Programs and Features. Click the Turn Windows Features On or Off

4. You will now see a list of Windows 7 features. Look for the feature that says Indexing Service. Un-check the box next to Indexing Service to disable it. Then click the OK button at the bottom of the window.

Once you disable Windows Search Index you will still have Windows 7 simple search functionality.