Before I installed Windows Search on my Win XP Pro SP3 laptop (2GHz, 2G RAM, completely virus & malware free)., I used the original Windows search (search companion). When I clicked on Search companion, the search dialog immediately came up, and when I searched for a file on my HD the search was fast. Now, when I click on the link for Windows Search, there is a 4-second delay before the dialog comes up. Next, after I enter my search term and start the search, there is a noticeable delay before it even starts. But if I click on the link for Windows Search Companion, the dialog comes up immediately and the search seems a lot faster. What gives? Why is Windows Search slower? I thought it was supposed to be faster? Can I put in a button on the file explorer toolbar for the original Windows Search Companion?