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troubleshooting Question

Disable the Windows Search function

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wingkchan asked on
Windows XP
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Hello,

I don't know since when my windows explorer's search function had became the "windows Search".  As I recalled, when I right click a folder, and choose "Search", the search box would come up, where I can type the name of the file to search for, there is also an advance button underneath, where I can choose search by file size, date... and so on.

I had updated my xp with all the latest patches and hotfix from the windows update site, and now, whenever I choose "search", the "windows search".  Acutally, I wouldn't mind that the layout changes, but seems like for this windows search to work, the drives need indexing.  However, indexing the drive takes processing power and slows the computer, and I had disabled that.  So, I can't search anything now.

Is there anyway to revert it back to the classic way that Windows XP was originally built?  Thank you very much.
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