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Beginners Guides: Stopping Vista From Thrashing Hard Disks to Death

Beginners Guides: Stopping Vista From Thrashing Hard Disks to Death - PCSTATS
Abstract: While your PC may be doing nothing, all of a sudden you notice the hard drives are trashing around like the entire drive is being copied. Never fear, PCSTATS is here to help you stop Windows Vista from excessive hard drive usage, and show you how to free up some disk space too!
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External Mfg. Website: Microsoft Mar 11 2008   Mike Dowler  
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Windows Vista file Indexing Con't

To alter your index settings, open the 'start' menu and type 'index' in the search bar. Hit ENTER.

When the 'indexing options' window appears, click the 'advanced' button, then choose the 'file types' tab.

Sadly there is no 'uncheck all' option here. Most of the file types here you will never use, so feel free to uncheck them and remove them from the index.

If you use the desktop search to look through many photos or documents, consider dropping all extensions except '.jpg' for photos and '.doc' and '.xls' for Microsoft office documents. Your needs may vary of course. When you have finished your selections, hit 'ok' and the index will rebuild itself.

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Contents of Article: Microsoft Vista
 Pg 1.  Beginners Guides: Stopping Vista From Thrashing Hard Disks to Death
 Pg 2.  — Windows Vista file Indexing Con't
 Pg 3.  Windows Vista Hard Drive Defragmentation Process
 Pg 4.  Superfetch, the grand-daddy of (disk)thrash
 Pg 5.  Optimizing the page file to reduce disk activity
 Pg 6.  Reclaiming lost drive space in Windows Vista
 Pg 7.  Disable or edit system restore to save hard disk space
 Pg 8.  Alter the amount of space Restore takes up
 Pg 9.  Advanced Disk Cleanup Utility

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