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Windows Search 4 for XP: total crap

Discussion in 'Windows XP' started by cs, Apr 14, 2010.

  1. cs

    cs Flightless Bird

    I had to uninstall this software after less than a day mainly for two reasons:

    1. It wouldn't actually snooze. Watching it via process explorer it was
    taking 1-3% CPU and doing lots of disk reads/writes. Not acceptable.
    2. It couldn't deal with the size of my mailbox (30k items or so). But why
    else would I need search? Lots of mails didn't show up in returns, even
    though it said it was done indexing.
    3. The quick view from the search box was not ranked based on star ratings,
    you had to open up the full window and then sort the results. That's just
    plain stupid.
    4. There is no way to give feedback! There is no feedback button on the
    product page. Chances are this message will never reach the right people.

    You guys at MS should really think hard about pulling yourselves together,
    and a good start would be to give people real ways to send feedback.
     
  2. Michael

    Michael Flightless Bird

    "cs" <cs@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
    news:11B9F42B-1007-4D81-842E-91643BBD5F4D@microsoft.com...
    > I had to uninstall this software after less than a day mainly for two
    > reasons:
    >
    > 1. It wouldn't actually snooze. Watching it via process explorer it was
    > taking 1-3% CPU and doing lots of disk reads/writes. Not acceptable.
    > 2. It couldn't deal with the size of my mailbox (30k items or so). But why
    > else would I need search? Lots of mails didn't show up in returns, even
    > though it said it was done indexing.
    > 3. The quick view from the search box was not ranked based on star
    > ratings,
    > you had to open up the full window and then sort the results. That's just
    > plain stupid.
    > 4. There is no way to give feedback! There is no feedback button on the
    > product page. Chances are this message will never reach the right people.
    >
    > You guys at MS should really think hard about pulling yourselves together,
    > and a good start would be to give people real ways to send feedback.


    Very well spoken, but no one here works for Microsoft, MORON!
    --


    "Don't pick a fight with an old man.
    If he is too old to fight, he'll just kill you."
     
  3. sgopus

    sgopus Flightless Bird

    You are correct in that, Microsoft won't read this, in fact XP is on the way
    out, so dont expect any improvements at this late date. Try UGH (VISTA) or W7
    for a newer Operating system.
    This are is not visited by microsoft, it's just other users helping other
    users.

    "cs" wrote:

    > I had to uninstall this software after less than a day mainly for two reasons:
    >
    > 1. It wouldn't actually snooze. Watching it via process explorer it was
    > taking 1-3% CPU and doing lots of disk reads/writes. Not acceptable.
    > 2. It couldn't deal with the size of my mailbox (30k items or so). But why
    > else would I need search? Lots of mails didn't show up in returns, even
    > though it said it was done indexing.
    > 3. The quick view from the search box was not ranked based on star ratings,
    > you had to open up the full window and then sort the results. That's just
    > plain stupid.
    > 4. There is no way to give feedback! There is no feedback button on the
    > product page. Chances are this message will never reach the right people.
    >
    > You guys at MS should really think hard about pulling yourselves together,
    > and a good start would be to give people real ways to send feedback.
     
  4. spamlet

    spamlet Flightless Bird

    Try copernic

    Free version works fine for me.
    If you have external drives with back up on, I would not recommend having
    many back up copies on any permanently attached external drive, as their
    indexing doesn't seem to be preventable on the free version at least, and it
    can take a long time.

    S

    "cs" <cs@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
    news:11B9F42B-1007-4D81-842E-91643BBD5F4D@microsoft.com...
    >I had to uninstall this software after less than a day mainly for two
    >reasons:
    >
    > 1. It wouldn't actually snooze. Watching it via process explorer it was
    > taking 1-3% CPU and doing lots of disk reads/writes. Not acceptable.
    > 2. It couldn't deal with the size of my mailbox (30k items or so). But why
    > else would I need search? Lots of mails didn't show up in returns, even
    > though it said it was done indexing.
    > 3. The quick view from the search box was not ranked based on star
    > ratings,
    > you had to open up the full window and then sort the results. That's just
    > plain stupid.
    > 4. There is no way to give feedback! There is no feedback button on the
    > product page. Chances are this message will never reach the right people.
    >
    > You guys at MS should really think hard about pulling yourselves together,
    > and a good start would be to give people real ways to send feedback.
     
  5. Twayne

    Twayne Flightless Bird

    In news:11B9F42B-1007-4D81-842E-91643BBD5F4D@microsoft.com,
    cs <cs@discussions.microsoft.com> typed:
    > I had to uninstall this software after less than a day
    > mainly for two reasons:
    >
    > 1. It wouldn't actually snooze. Watching it via process
    > explorer it was taking 1-3% CPU and doing lots of disk
    > reads/writes. Not acceptable.


    No, it's not, I"m pretty sure. You do realize that figure is
    typical for an idle system, right? That's a negligible amount
    of cpu occupation.

    > 2. It couldn't deal with the size of my mailbox (30k items
    > or so). But why else would I need search? Lots of mails
    > didn't show up in returns, even though it said it was done
    > indexing.


    You have 30 THOUSAND mails in your mailbox? Woof! Before you
    do anything else you need to pare that down to a reasonable
    size! No wonder you need SEARCH! Categorize and arrange
    should be your first priority here, IMO!
    I think I'm done here; that's not worth even trying to
    repair until things be straightened out.

    > 3. The quick view from the search box was not ranked based
    > on star ratings, you had to open up the full window and
    > then sort the results. That's just plain stupid.


    And you have actually rated 30 THOUSAND "items"?. Wow.


    > 4. There is no way to give feedback! There is no feedback
    > button on the product page. Chances are this message will
    > never reach the right people.


    Of course there is a way to give feedback. You need to
    actually read what's offered to you sometimes though.

    >
    > You guys at MS should really think hard about pulling
    > yourselves together, and a good start would be to give
    > people real ways to send feedback.


    There are no "guys at MS" here; just users. Like I said, you
    have to read sometimes.
     

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