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Posted on 2009-06-29
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Selecting "Search" from my start menu launches that nifty new search program that previews all your matches.  The problem is that the search crashes often.  Even more often, whenever I maximize the window to full size, it gets deformed.  Once it is deformed and frozen, the system becomes virtually unusable, and "explorer.exe" hogs 50% + of CPU.  Once I kill the search window via the Task Manager, things return to normal.  

Is there a way to bypass this window and get straight to the "Classic Search?" Presently, I have Tweak UI installed with the option"use classic search in explorer" selected. Therefore, clicking on "Click here to use search companion" brings up window I call "classic search."

My system seems to want to index the drives ALL THE TIME.  Can I tell it to chill.  I keep about 300 GB on the PC.
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jaygriz--I assume you are talking about the optional Windows Search 4.  http://www.microsoft.com/windows/products/winfamily/desktopsearch/default.mspx
You can uninstall it using the procedure mentioned here
http://social.msdn.microsoft.com/Forums/en-US/windowsdesktopsearchhelp/thread/c1f6dd15-26a6-4e04-adf5-7ac586954d29
Now you should be able to go back to Start|Search (Search Companion).
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I'd really like to find a solution in which I could FIX Search 4.  Uninstalling, then reinstalling it didn't fix the problem.  Search 4 integrates with Outlook 2007 to provide some cool features that I just don't want to throw away.  For now, I'm leaving it installed, but avoiding "maximizing" the window.
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Thanks for the solution.
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jaygriz--If I helped, that is good news.  Search 4 seems to have problems.  I do not use it.
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