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Windows Search 4.0 preview

Anyone installed the Windows Search 4.0 preview that was announced?  Seems tempting given the stated benefits:

  • fixed “most of the reported bugs” since Vista RTM
  • 33% faster!
  • Rollback recovery — allows you to rollback your index to the last known “good” state instead of rebuilding from scratch. This has hit me a few times.. (then again, not sure if this is a feature to cheer about or not.  Shouldn’t they just work on making sure my index doesn’t get corrupted in the first place?)

There are also some good enterprise features like supporting Encrypted File Systems (EFS) that won’t apply to home users.

I think I’m going to install this on one of my desktop machines at home and see how it goes 🙂