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Windows 7: Disabling Windows 7 Services

29 Aug 2011   #21
DaGooN

Windows 7 64bit Ultimate SP1, VMware Windows 7 64bit Ultimate SP1
 
 

I use to be a mad tweaker but i think windows 7 does a good job with the services unlike vista ect. but there is a APP that is based on Black-vipers settings ect and you can just 1 click apply.. also make a restore point before you try them. for me i used it as there is still some stuff i don't need to run, IE a printer and such things.
It has 3 settings.
1. Safe
2. Tweaked <--- Me
3. Advanced or BareBones

Tweak Windows 7 Services with SMART Utility : HomePage | The Windows Club

handy little app to have.


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29 Aug 2011   #22
gregrocker

 

Black Viper was almost a Bible for low-resource machines running XP and Vista, but Win7 engineers solved the issue of too many services set to Auto by developing Manual fast-triggers.

So there is no gain to be had by disabling services at all, and plenty of unexpected consequences when dependencies are disrupted and later needed for Networking, Security, etc.

As far as Bonjour, I would uninstall it as Itunes can do without it and it can be as much of a pain as MucAfee, AVG or AOL and it's idiot son player.

The Black Viper served his purpose, but now Win7 has become the Black Viper.
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02 Sep 2011   #23
CyberCriminal

Windows 7 Ultimate x86
 
 

I did some research on Windows services and I've disabled the following services...

Adaptive Brightness
My PC doesn't have light sensors and I don't need this service.

Application Management
If you don't deploy software through Group Policy

Background Intelligent Transfer Service
Uses idle bandwidth to update windows, MSN explorer.

BitLocker Drive Encryption Service
I'm sure, I don't need this.

Bluetooth Support Service
No BT.

BranchCache
My PC is not connected to any network.

Certificate Propagation
For Smart Cards.

Computer Browser
Distributed Link Tracking Client
Function Discovery Provider Host
Function Discovery Resource Publication
HomeGroup Listener
HomeGroup Provider
Netlogon
Network Access Protection Agent
Offline Files
Server
Not required for a standalone system. Just a waste of resources.

ICS
IP Helper
My PC doesn't use IPv6.

Parental Controls
For Kids.

Print Spooler
No Print Spooler = No Printing.

Remote Registry
Gives remote users a way to edit your registry. TuneUp Utilities recommends to disable this one.

Tablet PC Input Service
I don't own a Tablet PC.

WebClient
No reason to run.

Windows Defender
Windows Firewall
I've third party antivirus.

Windows Media Player Network Sharing Service
Why sharing our WMP Library on Network?

Windows Search
Windows Update
Not Useful.
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02 Sep 2011   #24
kevi3434

Windows 7 Pro x64
 
 

1. Open Start Menu
2. Search for Services
3. Click on Services (The one with the gears icon)
4. Locate the service you wish to switch off/on
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02 Sep 2011   #25
karlsnooks

MS Windows 7 Ultimate SP1 64-bit
 
 

cyber,

I wish you well. You still have much to learn. I've spoken my last on this matter.
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02 Sep 2011   #26
logicearth

Windows 10 Pro (x64)
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by CyberCriminal View Post
I did some research on Windows services and I've disabled the following services...
Alot of those services were on manaul, disabling gained nothing.
You pretty much wasted your time.
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02 Sep 2011   #27
CyberCriminal

Windows 7 Ultimate x86
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by kevi3434 View Post
1. Open Start Menu
2. Search for Services
3. Click on Services (The one with the gears icon)
4. Locate the service you wish to switch off/on
Thanks for the help!

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by karlsnooks View Post
cyber,

I wish you well. You still have much to learn. I've spoken my last on this matter.
It's been 3 days since I disabled these services. We'll see.

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by logicearth View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by CyberCriminal View Post
I did some research on Windows services and I've disabled the following services...
Alot of those services were on manaul, disabling gained nothing.
Yea, not much difference. Thanks. Repped you all!
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03 Sep 2011   #28
Layback Bear

Windows 7 Pro. 64/SP-1
 
 

Please note. Many of those serveries would only work if you requested them to work. I have a pea brain but my guess is I can't out smart Windows 7. If you keep the list of services you changed you can always go back to the list if needed.
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03 Sep 2011   #29
maxseven

Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit 6.1 Build 7601 (SP1)
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Layback Bear View Post
If you keep the list of services you changed you can always go back to the list if needed.
But a week or a month from now when something isn't quite working right one can spend hours head-scratching & troubleshooting and then "Oh, I disabled this-or-that; geez didn't know it would affect THUSANDSUCH!!"

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06 Sep 2011   #30
DeaconFrost

Windows 7 Ultimate x64 SP1
 
 

The problem is, by setting them to disabled, they cannot run if needed. If you had left them alone (which is what everyone was advising from the beginning), they won't use any resources, yet if needed for something unique, they are able to run. It can't be overstated that you just wasted time setting your system up to potentially be unstable.
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