As far as I know, I have not changed the "default behavior" of the Windows 8 Search. I really have not made that many radical changes to UAC, registry hacks, etc either.
So, when I booted up my Windows 8 system, and system uptime was over 10 minutes, I went and looked at the running processes, specifically "Searchindex.exe".
In the above picture, I have that process highlighted. As you can see, it is only using 4,040K of RAM, which is 4 MB. How much is yours using? I also want to point out that the Hard Drive that I'm running this on is an old 80 GB EIDE Maxtor drive. I wanted to let you know that as its not an SSD, or even an SATA drive, so I would think indexing it would be a long slow process, and use a lot of RAM to do so.
I also have 16 GB of RAM in my system, and I'm running an AMD x4 635 Processor at 2.90 Ghz.
Again, I did a clean install of Windows 8 x64 Pro, and of course only installed the software and drivers that I needed (and not all that dell crapware). I also don't have any VM's running, so that may be part of it to, but not sure.
In any case, I just wanted to post this to show what I'm seeing on my end. I would be interested to see how much RAM that process is using on your system.
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