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Windows 7: Disabling Windows 7 Services


29 Aug 2011   #1

Windows 7 Ultimate x86
 
 
Disabling Windows 7 Services

I don't use most of the Windows 7 services... like Windows search, Windows Update, Bitlocker etc and I'm looking for a list of unnecessary services that are safe disable..

Thanks..

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29 Aug 2011   #2

Windows 8.1 Pro RTM x64
 
 

Have a look here and try the Bare-bones settings. You can also find out what a particular service does, and what other service(s) it depends on (or depend on it) by clicking on its name and reading the provided information.

Black Viper’s Windows 7 Service Pack 1 Service Configurations | Black Viper's Website | www.blackviper.com
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29 Aug 2011   #3

Windows 7 Ultimate x86
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Dwarf View Post
Have a look here and try the Bare-bones settings. You can also find out what a particular service does, and what other service(s) it depends on (or depend on it) by clicking on its name and reading the provided information.

Black Viperís Windows 7 Service Pack 1 Service Configurations | Black Viper's Website | www.blackviper.com
Thanks for the link!
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29 Aug 2011   #4

Windows 8.1 Pro RTM x64
 
 

You're welcome.
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29 Aug 2011   #5

MS Windows 7 Ultimate SP1 64-bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by CyberCriminal View Post
I don't use most of the Windows 7 services... like Windows search, Windows Update, Bitlocker etc and I'm looking for a list of unnecessary services that are safe disable..

Thanks..
Well I very strongly recommend AGAINST mucking with the services.

Sure there are sites out there with "advice" and so on, which is not surprising when you have someone like Russ Limbaugh on the radio.

If you absolutely want to reinstall windows, then go ahead.

For god's sake at least make a full system image backup of your system before you take such a silly plunge into unknown and murky waters.

Remember some of those disables won't bite you in the next hour but just wait, they'll get you.

Let well enough alone. Do not muck with the services.

This is not something I discuss or debate. There is no discussion. There is no debate. I wish you well.
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29 Aug 2011   #6

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

I wish I could get all the hours back that I've spent troubleshooting this problem or that problem which turned-out to be a Windows service I'd disabled.

Depends of course on why you're doing this in the first place, but one is far better off leaving Services alone and beefing-up memory or CPU or HDD/SSD if it's speed you're after.
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29 Aug 2011   #7

Windows 7 Ultimate x64 SP1
 
 

Please don't follow QuackViper's suggestions. Damn I can't believe this topic still needs to be discussed. There is no positives to be gained from disabling services...only increasing your chances of an unstable system. If a service isn't needed, it won't be consuimg resources.

I can't even bring myself to go into details on this issue anymore. It's like debating whether or not the Earth is round or flat. This myth was debunked long LONG ago with Windows XP, and it hasn't changed with Vista or Windows 7. Leave your services alone.

Okay, now that I'm relaxed, seriously...don't muck in areas that have nothing to offer in terms of positives.
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29 Aug 2011   #8

Windows 7 Ultimate x86
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by karlsnooks View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by CyberCriminal View Post
I don't use most of the Windows 7 services... like Windows search, Windows Update, Bitlocker etc and I'm looking for a list of unnecessary services that are safe disable..

Thanks..
Well I very strongly recommend AGAINST mucking with the services.

Sure there are sites out there with "advice" and so on, which is not surprising when you have someone like Russ Limbaugh on the radio.

If you absolutely want to reinstall windows, then go ahead.

For god's sake at least make a full system image backup of your system before you take such a silly plunge into unknown and murky waters.

Remember some of those disables won't bite you in the next hour but just wait, they'll get you.

Let well enough alone. Do not muck with the services.

This is not something I discuss or debate. There is no discussion. There is no debate. I wish you well.
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by maxseven View Post
I wish I could get all the hours back that I've spent troubleshooting this problem or that problem which turned-out to be a Windows service I'd disabled.

Depends of course on why you're doing this in the first place, but one is far better off leaving Services alone and beefing-up memory or CPU or HDD/SSD if it's speed you're after.
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by DeaconFrost View Post
Please don't follow QuackViper's suggestions. Damn I can't believe this topic still needs to be discussed. There is no positives to be gained from disabling services...only increasing your chances of an unstable system. If a service isn't needed, it won't be consuimg resources.

I can't even bring myself to go into details on this issue anymore. It's like debating whether or not the Earth is round or flat. This myth was debunked long LONG ago with Windows XP, and it hasn't changed with Vista or Windows 7. Leave your services alone.

Okay, now that I'm relaxed, seriously...don't muck in areas that have nothing to offer in terms of positives.
I'm not using Windows Update, Windows Firewall, Defender, Indexing, bitlocker etc... I don't think disabling these kinda services will affect my OS.
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29 Aug 2011   #9

Windows 7 Ultimate x64 SP1
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by CyberCriminal View Post
I'm not using Windows Update, Windows Firewall, Defender, etc... I don't think disabling these kinda services will affect my OS.
Think again. Leave them alone. Honestly, this topic isn't even debatable anymore...it's been beaten to death and rehashed FAR too many times. Leave them alone.
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29 Aug 2011   #10

Windows 7 Ultimate x86
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by maxseven View Post
I wish I could get all the hours back that I've spent troubleshooting this problem or that problem which turned-out to be a Windows service I'd disabled.

Depends of course on why you're doing this in the first place, but one is far better off leaving Services alone and beefing-up memory or CPU or HDD/SSD if it's speed you're after.
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by DeaconFrost View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by CyberCriminal View Post
I'm not using Windows Update, Windows Firewall, Defender, etc... I don't think disabling these kinda services will affect my OS.
Think again. Leave them alone. Honestly, this topic isn't even debatable anymore...it's been beaten to death and rehashed FAR too many times. Leave them alone.
Okay, but why shouldn't I disable services? Just curious to know...
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