How do I stop Search indexer from loading automatically

I started an index yesterday of my drive and now when the computer (Vista Business) starts it is automatically running search indexer and Search Protocol Host.  Which are using up all my resources.

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J.R. SitmanIT DirectorAsked:
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LeeTutorConnect With a Mentor retiredCommented:
Type SERVICES.MSC in the search box at the bottom of the Start Menu and hit Ctrl and Shift  and Enter simultaneously to run as Adminstrator.  Scroll down in the window to Windows Search service.  Double click it, click the Stop button and set the Startup Type from Automatic to Disabled.  When you are ready to go back to normal and be able to use the Vista Instant Search facility again, just change it back to Automatic and click the Start button for that service.
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J.R. SitmanIT DirectorAuthor Commented:
That was too simple.  Thanks so much.  Do you have any idea why it would take hours to build an index?  I'm assuming that's what it was doing?
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J.R. SitmanIT DirectorAuthor Commented:
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LeeTutorretiredCommented:
I suppose it depends upon several things:  how fast your CPU is;  what locations are included in what you're indexing;  how fast your hard drive is;  how much free hard drive space you have...  Perhaps other things.
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J.R. SitmanIT DirectorAuthor Commented:
AH the "unknown"

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