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----- Original Message ----- > > The indexing service is not spyware. It does not send any information to > Microsoft nor any other third party. What it does is make for fast content > searches on your system. If you don't want it, or are feeling paranoid, > simply disable it. How do you know? Why would it index non-text files? It is the ideal method to search your computer for certain words, and if i were the nsa i would use it. > > > How easy is XP to configure when you only want the absolutely necessary > for > > running Pshop 6 and other imaging software, and none of the bells and > > whistle toys from BILL? > > XP can be custom configured, if you want, just like any other operating > system. If you want to run a stripped-down, minimalized version XP you can > do that too, but why bother? > yes, but why are so much of these costumizations so hidden and difficult acccess, why arent we provided with a full manual in the help from scratch? Stripped down versions run faster. indexing services consumes a lot of horsepower when browsing through your image files, as is the thumbnail maker. In windows a lot of services are running automatically without any need if you just want to do image editing. On the net you can find lots of info on optimizing windows, and in some cases this achieves more than bying more memory or a faster processor. > > - > Turn off HTML mail features. Keep quoted material short. Use accurate > subject lines. http://www.leben.com/lists for list instructions. > - Turn off HTML mail features. Keep quoted material short. Use accurate subject lines. http://www.leben.com/lists for list instructions.