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How to Start/Stop Windows Search

Service name: WSearch

Display name: Windows Search


Provides content indexing, property caching, and search results for files, e-mail, and other content.

Path to executable:

C:\WINDOWS\system32\SearchIndexer.exe /Embedding

Services Regedit CMD Msconfig

This method shows you how to Start/Stop Windows Search service from starting with the operating system using
System Configuration

Perform the following steps:

Please go to Start and click on the Type here to search

Type msconfig and press Enter

In System Configuration please go to Services tab and locate Windows Search service
Uncheck the box to prevent this service to start and then press OK to finish

Any change make in System Configuration will be apply after restart