Just wanted to link to a freeware out there that I've been using a few years now instead of the built-in search function in Windows. The program, Locate32 itself is very small and take insignificant of memory resource while running. It has many useful features. Beside the most important one which is instant searchtime to any file in drives, is the feature of searching for words inside pdf, doc or any other filetype. Microsoft explains that Windows "Search Indexing takes only a small fraction of time and PC resource" - but that's mostly BS from their side. It'll not only take alot of memory resource but also never-ending time by indexing in background constantly. You will only see advantages by replacing it. Turn off Windows Search (Vista): Start -> Services.msc -> Windows Search = dubble click and disable under Startup type. Install locate32, 64-bit version is also available. http://locate32.net/content/view/14/26/ - About Locate32 Tip: If you have some folders or drives that's very active for example Download folder and User Directory then make a database that consist of these folders only. And another database for rest of the files. You could also make schedule updates. Hope you like it!