This post is mainly to remind me how to disable the search indexing.
On the start screen type: services.msc. Once the service dialog windows opened, look for “Windows Search”. Right click on it, and select Properties. In the Startup type drop-down list, select Disabled.
Full credit goes to this link: http://www.addictivetips.com/windows-tips/how-to-permanently-disable-search-indexing-in-windows-8/.