Microsoft is introducing a new algorithm for the search indexer for Windows 10 20H1, which has led to a considerable improvement in overall system performance, especially in terms of CPU and disk usage. This will ultimately address complaints that CPU and disk usage is too high in the operating system, as included in Windows 10 2004 (20H1).
Microsoft said the development team conducted extensive research last year to identify key issues in Windows search. The Windows Search service or search indexer supports Windows Search in all applications, File Explorers, and when a user triggers a Windows search, the system calls the search indexer to crawl files, documents, pictures, videos, applications and metadata. to get back results quickly.
Microsoft has been making improvements to Windows Search before, for example, the Windows 10 May 2019 update adds ‘enhanced mode’ to make it easier to extend the search index.
By default, Microsoft restricts Windows Search to scanning folders such as personal files, pictures, videos, and desktops, while Enhanced Mode extends coverage to all folders except those used by Windows, System32.
Although Windows Search Indexer is important, it can result in excessive disk and processor use. The developer is clearly aware of the system degradation caused by Windows Search and has confirmed that a fix will be available in the next update.
Windows 10 version 2004 comes with a new algorithm that detects excessive disk usage and other performance issues. If performance issues are detected, Windows 10 may limit search index activity to reduce the likelihood of slowing down.
Microsoft says it will stop the Windows Search Indexer service when CPU usage exceeds 80 percent and disk usage exceeds 70 percent. The service is also disabled when game mode is on or the battery level of the device is less than 50%.
Microsoft said it would continue to improve Windows 10 search in other ways, and that The Windows Search improvements were largely an ongoing process.
So users can expect the device to run smoothly after installing Windows 10 version 2004. According to a recent report, Microsoft has completed the development of the next major release, and the 20H1 could begin deployment in April/May 2020.