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#1 dmh

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Posted 06 June 2013 - 09:36 AM

How would I change the default schedule for file indexing? My wife's new computer with Windows 8 appears to run file indexing every morning when the computer is first booted. It's that unique sound of rapid accessing of the hard drive.

 

With over 700,000 image files in addition to all the usual system files, it takes a very long time every day. Annoyance aside, I worry about wear and tear. 99.99% of the file locations never change.

 

Is it possible to change the entire schedule or limit the file endexing?  All those files are on a second hard drive so excluding that from the indexing would work if that's possible.

 

Thank you!!

 

As a secondary question, is it possible to bypass the log in feature in Windows 8 the way we could on earlier versions of Windows?

 

Thanks a second time.

 

  



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Posted 06 June 2013 - 08:15 PM

Personally I always kept indexing off on any Windows I ever had.

I simply see no need for it.

 

If you want to disable it: http://www.groovypost.com/howto/disable-windows-8-search-indexing/

If you want to change its properties like scheduling see here: http://www.computerperformance.co.uk/win8/windows8-indexing-options.htm


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Posted 09 June 2013 - 04:21 PM

Thank you!



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Posted 09 June 2013 - 04:24 PM

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Posted 09 June 2013 - 06:32 PM

As a secondary question, is it possible to bypass the log in feature in Windows 8 the way we could on earlier versions of Windows?

 

you might give this a try .

 

http://www.eightforums.com/tutorials/2894-log-user-account-automatically-windows-8-startup.html


Edited by caperjac, 09 June 2013 - 06:34 PM.

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