Download Windows Search 4.0 (WS4) for windows vista, windows XP and windows server 2003


Windows Search 4.0 (WS4) is now available for download. Windows Search 4.0 (WS4) is the latest version of windows desktop search for all systems/PCs running Windows. Windows Search 4.0 (WS4) be used to do an instant search of all documents and files stored on your PC/system.
Windows Search 4.0 (WS4) replaces Windows Desktop Search (WDS) and it automatically upgrades all previous versions of Windows Search technologies.Windows Search 4.0 (WS4) performs much faster and it can also be used to find information available on a remote PC by accessing an index on that PC.
Windows Search 4.0 (WS4) powered search engine service upgrades the existing search engine functionalities/services in Windows Vista upon installation. Windows Search 4.0 (WS4) is also used by programs such as Microsoft Office Outlook 2007 and Microsoft Office OneNote 2007. Windows Search 4.0 (WS4) is also used to index a program’s content and to obtain instant and quick results when you do a search in a particular office application or program.

Enhancements to Windows Search 4.0 on Windows Vista:

  • With Windows Search 4.0 (WS4), the Windows Search Team has fixed most of the bugs that were reported to cause a majority of distractions that users faced since the release of Windows Vista RTM.
  • Windows Search 4.0 (WS4) has also undergone great improvements with regard to performance. Even as a Preview, Windows Search 4.0 (WS4) has query response time about 33% faster than search queries in Windows Vista RTM.
  • Windows Search 4.0 (WS4) has also extended the Remote Index Discovery for PC-to-PC search to work on every supported version of Windows. This makes finding information on other PCs running Windows Search 4.0 quick and less resource-consuming. Now Windows Search can find information shared on a remote PC by accessing an index on that PC, and you will open files only when relevant to your search. This will also work if the user’s profile is redirected.
  • Windows Search 4.0 (WS4) also includes Rollback and Recovery functionalities, where your search index will roll back to the last known good state (this is good in handling disc write errors). If an error occurs, your index isn’t rebuilt from scratch; only the newly changed files are added to the index, making recovery from system errors not as disruptive to the machine or the user.
  • Improved performance when indexing Exchange in online mode, sending fewer packets and making less RPC calls, with significantly less load on the Exchange server too, during the process.
  • With Windows Search 4.0 (WS4), support for Group Policy settings is extended and improved; per-user policy is supported now.
  • Windows Search 4.0 (WS4) Supports EFS i.e. Windows Search 4.0 (WS4) will index encrypted files, and user can search for them in the same UI and through the same user experience as seen with regular, unencrypted files.

For more information, improvements and changelog on Windows Search 4.0 (WS4), read KB940157

Windows Search 4.0 Preview is avaliable for the following windows operating system versions.

  • Windows Vista with Service Pack 1 (SP1),
  • 32-bit Windows XP
  • 32-bit Windows Server 2003 with Service Pack 2 (SP2) or later,
  • 64-bit Windows XP,
  • 64-bit Windows Server 2003,
  • Windows Server 2008,
  • Windows Home Server.

The English version of the Windows Search 4.0 Preview (WS4) can be downloaded from Microsoft Download Center via direct download links meantioned below:

Download Windows Search 4.0 Preview for Windows Vista with SP1 or above and Windows Server 2008 x32 Edition (KB940157):

Download Windows Search 4.0 Preview for Windows Vista and Windows Server 2008 x64 Edition (KB940157):

Download Windows Search 4.0 Preview for Windows XP with SP2 or above x32 Edition (KB940157):

Download Windows Search 4.0 Preview for Windows XP x64 Edition (KB940157):

Download Windows Search 4.0 Preview for Windows Server 2003 with SP2 or above x32 Edition (KB940157):

Download Windows Search 4.0 Preview for Windows Server 2003 x64 Edition (KB940157):

Download Multilingual User Interface Pack for Windows Search 4.0 Preview for Windows XP:

Free Download final release of Windows Search 4.0 (WS4) for windows vista, windows XP and windows server 2003 Windows Server 2008 and Windows Home Server.

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One comment on “Download Windows Search 4.0 (WS4) for windows vista, windows XP and windows server 2003
  1. […] Search 4.0 (WS4) is now available as a final release from Microsoft. Earlier Windows Search 4.0 Preview for vista, XP and Windows server 2003 was available for download.Windows Search 4.0 (WS4) updates search in Windows Vista, Windows XP, […]

  2. Windows Search is a paint on users neck (there is no easy way to uninstall .. it is comarable to a MALWARE or even a Virus on user computer )
    Try it out => can not uninstall (can but not that easy for many ordinary users) => get stuck => your computer is working like a turtle walking …

    Don’t touch Windows Search if you not want to spend your precious time to find way to uninstall it later or “suffer the the decrease in speed of your PC” … Both thumbs down on this product

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