vista desktop search and windows mail search times

Discussion in 'Windows Vista General Discussion' started by invader, Apr 21, 2007.

  1. invader

    invader Guest

    I'm trying to get a handle on searching in vista. My system is a relatively
    decent performer (Core 2 Duo E6300, 2 GB ram, hardware raid, ...)

    Here are some numbers.

    Desktop Search for "control":
    about 3-5 seconds an obvious things like control panel show up
    about 10-15 seconds and everything has shown up (emails, etc)

    Open "Windows Mail":
    non-responsive for approximately 30-60 seconds when opened. I have no idea
    what it's doing during this time period.

    Searching my inbox:
    my inbox has ~ 1500 message
    Search 'From' for a nonexistent string: 30-60 seconds
    Search 'Message' for a nonexistent string: 5 minutes
    Winmail.exe and Svchost.exe are hogging CPU when searching, causing
    sluggish performance on all processes.

    Replying to an email message:
    5-30 seconds from clicking 'reply' to opening of reply dialog.
    svchost.exe and winmail.exe are again bogging down the pc.

    The indexer settings page claims ~ 180,000 items are in the indexing
    database. Most of these I suspect are deleted emails.

    Are other people getting similar performance? I certainly hope there's
    something wrong with my installation and Vista doesn't really perform this
    bad in the average case. This performance is horrible.
    invader, Apr 21, 2007
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  2. invader

    invader Guest

    Anybody???? I'd really hoped these slow times were something misconfigured on
    my end... Am I to assume by the lack of response that Vista desktop search
    and windows mail search are this slow for everyone????
    invader, May 1, 2007
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