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Turning off indexing WinXP Pro? Menu bar icon wont leave


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Hi Everyone,

Ok here is my dilemna...

I have turned off indexing in the services area (Disabled) but I still get the stinking "Magnifying glass" in the menu bar at the bottom right. I click it and it gives me options ...if I exit it it goes away but comes up on startup every freakin time....:banghead:

Any thoughts on how to get rid of the stinking thing?

This is a Fresh Install of Win XP Pro with all applicable updates....started from scratch the other day....

Thanks in advance!



Ahh...silly me forgot about MSCONFIG....it was under startup options....just disabled Windows Search!
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I uninstalled the indexing service through add/delete programs & that took care of it all.


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Windows Desktop search is different to the Indexing Service btw folks.