Windows 7 has a built-in search feature that indexes system's hard drive and keep tracks of files and folders for changes. It allows us to instantly search for files and folders on your computer from the Start menu or Windows Explorer. For indexing of a files & folders, search feature actually works on system resources.

We can disable the Windows 7 search feature if we don't use it or if we don't need it anymore. After we disable the Windows Search feature, all the search features in Windows 7 that depend on it will disappear. This includes the search boxes at the bottom of the Start menu in Windows Explorer and in the Control Panel.



To customize the settings, first we have to open "Programs and Features.". To do so, Go to Start > Control Panel > Programs and Features, or simply search for "Programs and Features" (without quotes). (It is not possible to search the term after this Tweak :P) Click "Turn Windows Features On or Off". Scroll down in the Windows Features list, and click the check box to the left of "Windows Search." Click "OK." It will take few minutes to save the customized settings in our system.



& you're done! Bingo!!!



Finally, you have to Restart the PC to save the latest & customized configuration settings in the Windows 7 opearting system.

Note: If you want to get the search feature back, then Scroll down in the Windows Features list & mark the check box to the left of "Windows Search!"