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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 Services.msc

Perform the following steps:

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

Locate Windows Search service observe his current status and open to make changes

From General tab you can Start/Stop and change the Startup type of Windows Search service

To finish press ok button and close Services window

Type services.msc and press Enter