Windows Search is a service that I want to run, but a component of this, searchindexer.exe is supposed to be possible to disable if you don't need indexing of files. The Windows Search service does much more than this, so I don't want to disable the whole thing, just the indexing of files (if you're curious why, it's mostly because I suspect it's writing and reading the hard drive and the constant clicking and buzzing noise is too annoying).
What did I already try:
1. You're supposed to be able to go to Control Panel > All Control Panel Items > Programs and Features > Turn Windows Features On or Off > go to "Indexing Service" and uncheck the box. Also, scroll down to "Windows Search" I can see the check is still there, which I want so that I can still search for files (without the indexing feature).
2. I go to Start > open Computer > Hard Disk Drives > Properties and I uncheck "Allow files on this drive to have contents indexed..."
3. I go to Start > Computer > Manage > Services and Applications > Services and "Windows Search" is set on Manual.
Yet, here's the bizarre thing: Every time I stop the service it runs again. I can't seem to find if there is something that is set to run the indexer when the system is idle. If you know where to look for this, can you give me details how to investigate? I'm new to Windows 7 so I'm not sure about all features.