Change Preferences To Speed Searches

Users accustomed to the straightforward search feature in Windows 2000 and earlier versions may not want to waste time with the animated Search Companion and separate search categories in Windows XP. In the Search window, click on the 'Search Preferences' link then select 'Without an animated screen character'. Click on the 'Change Preferences' link again and select 'Change files and folders search behavior' and select the 'Advanced...' Radio button. Now searching for files will be straightforward.