It's been a while since i did not post in here been busy working in some remote s.#$#t holes.(You can count on them hadgis to kee you busy)
Anyway , after i got back home on leave i decided to give my GF's Windows home xp ol clunky a bit of TLC.
Not that it really neaded it because was rock stable (only 4 services runing ).
I reset all her laptop to it's original factory settings and started from the scratch going to the MS Automatic Updates ..New clean slate and all that..
So after doing the updates i have't done in 4 years (There were millions of them) and installing MS Office 2010 I've noticed the stupid [i]Windows
in the taskbar.! I instantly disliked it because of it's intrusion in my taskbar taking up space and hoging all my RAM.
But since i am a curious guy i decided to let it there for a few days to see how it performs..!
Needles to say it soon has become the source of all my rantings and frustrations..
Is it me or is it like really slow and ineffcient? It would not index anything.. Taking bloody ages to do it..And when it will eventually stop indexing it will be as uselles as a one leg whore in a ass kicking contest...
Eventually i had to go in the registry and change the value of DisableBackOff from 0 to 1..
After 5 hours of indexing (and yes i selected manually ALL the files---So stupid not to have a "select all" menu) and i made sure the whole drive C: is selected and there are no exclusions..) it was still lacking any functionality as you can see...
I ran a search using wildcards for .exe .. it returned only 404 results..
( 283.7K )
Number of downloads: 4
Whereas running the search from Terminal it gets me a wooping, ........wait for it.... 2335
See the screen shot below [Do not get any ideas.. :) this is my GF's Laptop and the pink stuff is her choice ]
count2.jpg ( 112.72K )
Number of downloads: 5
Funny enough the old windows xp search companion i had before when using wildcard will find them all without any problem..
Anyway since my GF said she could live with it i decided to let it be!
However what she could not live with was the bloody intrusion in the task bar..!
i told her she could tick it off in the menu and make it dissapear (i am a lazy bugger :) ) and she gave me that look! She said she wants it OUT OF THE DESKTOP TOOL BAR NOT HIDDEN THERE..
Lady's wish is a command so i got back to the salt mines and as a proper geek i started reading Microsoft's Manual.. you know the spiel : "RTFM"..
Then i went to the Microsoft's site for help..
And i started reading the posts from the 4 years ago..
none offered a pactical solution.. (She works with Office 2010 and she really needs all the features like instant search and stuff ..problem is before Instant Search can be enabled in Microsoft Outlook 2010, Windows Search 4.0 or later must be installed on your computer. If Windows Search 4.0 is not installed, you are forced to download and install the stupid the software when Outlook 2010 starts)
As it turned out in the end the solution was simple :
Go in the Programs Folder,
[/i] Windows Search 4 and cut (cut not delete..Also do not unregister the dll)
deskbar.dll and WindowsSearch.exe and put the on your desktop or whereever you want..
Restart and that's it all about.. I am still keeping the files for a while to see what's happening..
Her OS is Windows Home XP (Japanese Version) the Windows Search 4 i have installed is was the english language (I dont do Japanese)
. All the services are up and running nothing tweaked WFP is still on.. Basicaly it's an untouched install
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