How to Disable Nuance WDS

By Katrina Matterhorn

Microsoft Windows Desktop Search or WDS is a feature available as a taskbar in Windows XP and Windows Server 2003. Nuance WDS does consume a lot of memory to run and can cause your other applications to run a lot slower when it is used. Disable Nuance WDS with just a few simple steps.

Step 1

Click "Start" and then, click "Run."

Step 2

Enter "Msconfig" and click "OK."

Step 3

Click "Services."

Step 4

Locate "PDFProFiltSrv." Remove the check within the box next to it to disable it.

Step 5

Click "OK" to apply the settings. You have now disabled Nuance WDS.