Disable Search indexing for better performance in Windows 7

If you know where your files are stored and never really use the search function, stop this service and you will gain a significant performance boost in Windows 7.
  • Click on the Start button and type in “services.msc”
  • Find and right click the “Windows Search” and click properties
  • In the startup type field choose “Disabled”
  • Reboot your computer and you are done.