Windows Vista -
Speed up Start Menu Search
Published on 08/20/2006
When a users enters text in the search box on the start panel Windows automatically searches the file index as well.

Speed up Start Menu Search

Prevent Start Menu Searches from searching the File index:

1. Open Registry Editor (regedit).

2. Navigate through HKEY_CURRENT_USER, Software, Microsoft, Windows, CurrentVersion, Explorer and finally Advanced.

3. Find and right click on Start_SearchFiles and select Modify.

4. Set the Value to 0.

Restart the Explorer.exe process or just reboot your computer.