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8.1 RTM- Slight delay when searching control panel items?

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    8.1 RTM- Slight delay when searching control panel items?


    I have three machines that were running windows 8 on them. I used my MSDN to upgrade all 3 to 8.1 RTM. The only odd thing is search on just one of the PCs.

    On this PC, when searching for items found in the control panel (such as "Indexing Options", etc) it seems to have an artificial 2-3 second delay before displaying the results under the search field. On the other two machines, they're near instant.

    For those with 8.1, try it on your machine. Search for Indexing Options of File History and see how long it takes to show up, either by hitting Start and typing or Win+S...

    The delay is driving me nuts. Is there any reason why this may be? I've already rebuilt the index and decreased the size of it, as well as rebooted several times and ran CCleaner a bit. The only difference is this machine is Win 8.1 Pro, while the others are regular. I have disabled the Bing web search on all three and all other settings have been left alone.

    Thanks.

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    I resolved this on my own. It turned out I had a network share under my Music library. I assume the search service was going to search that before it listed control panel items. I removed the reference and it works normal now.
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8.1 RTM- Slight delay when searching control panel items?
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