Windows Search 4.0 Available For Download




Windows Search 4.0 is now available as a final version from Microsoft for download. A Preview version of Windows Search 4.0 was previously available for download for Windows XP, Vista and Server 2003. A lot of quality improvements have been made since the Preview version because of the feedback that Microsoft got from its users. The Preview version was downloaded around 300,000 times!

Windows Search 4.0

Windows Search 4.0 lets you perform an instant search of your computer. Windows Search 4.0 helps you find and preview documents, e-mail messages, music files, photos, and other items on the computer.

The search engine in Windows Search 4.0 is a Microsoft Windows service that is also used by programs such as Microsoft Office Outlook 2007 and Microsoft Office OneNote 2007. You can use this search engine to index a program’s content and to obtain instant results when you search in a particular program.

Improvements

  • Support for indexing encrypted documents of local file systems
  • Reduced affect on Microsoft Exchange when you index e-mail in online mode, and there is no local cache (.ost)
  • Support for indexing online delegate mailboxes
  • Support for client-to-client remote query to shared indexed locations
  • Improved indexing performance
  • Faster previewer updates for Windows XP
  • Per-user Group Policy settings
  • Windows software updates for Watson errors

Download

The following files are available for download from the Microsoft Download Center:

Download the 32-bit Windows Vista and Windows Server 2008 package now.

Note The 32-bit Windows Vista package and the Windows Server 2008 package contain resources for 36 languages.

Download the 64-bit Windows Vista and Windows Server 2008 package now.

Note The 64-bit Windows Vista package and the Windows Server 2008 package contain resources for 11 languages.

Download the 32-bit Windows XP package now.

Note The 32-bit Windows XP package contains 22 stand-alone language installers. This includes English.

Download the x64-based Windows XP package now.

Note The 64-bit Windows XP package contains 10 stand-alone language installers. This includes English.

Download the 32-bit Windows Server 2003 and Windows Home Server package now. (

Note The 32-bit Windows Server 2003 package and the Windows Home Server package contains 22 stand-alone language installers. This includes English.

Download the x64-based Windows Server 2003 package now.

Note The 64-bit Windows Server 2003 package contains 10 stand-alone language installers. This includes English.

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