To skip the reason for my question below you can go directly to the bottom of the post "My question is:"
Over the last week I decided to take some steps to improve the amount of available Physical Memory and Performance on my main use computer.
I have already posted that I was able to pick up well over 200MB of constantly available Physical memory by defrgmenting the Registry. (disclaimer: This is not a recommendation to defragment the Registry)
This was discussed on another thread.
So today I started to look into disabling some Windows and Applications program services that either "Auto Start" or "Auto-Start Delayed"
The first two that I took an ax to were Windows Network File Sharing and Windows Search. As good as these services are I have no use for either so there is no reason to have them Auto-Start.
In addition I disabled some Applications programs there were either Auto-Starting or Auto-Starting delayed.
Disabling these services that I do not need has added another 300MB or so of available Physical memory.
I have 4GB RAM on a Windows 7 HP x64 system. Before I defragmented the Registry and disabled these services my system would normally show between 2.2 and 2.4GB of available Physical memory. Now it is regularly showing over 2.9GB of available Physical Memory and going as high as 3.05GB if I am at the Desktop with only my Start-Up applications running. Note: I have trimmed the number of start-up applications to what I consider an absolute minimum for my needs. I did this a while back so there can be no further savings of available Physical memory in this area.
I have also noticed an improvement in performance as a result of the Registry deframentation and the disabling of some Services.
When you go to into the "Services" function it lists all the Services that are on your computer and indicates whether they Auto-Start, Auto-Start Delayed, Manual or are Disabled.
There is also a small description of each service. In some cases this is enough for me but in many cases I am not familiar with what the services does.
I know I can individually Google each one and go from there to find out more information but that would not be my preference. My question is:
Is there a web-page or web-pages that lists all the Windows 7 related services that come on a computer with Genuine Windows 7 installed and gives a full description of what the services does or provides links to another URL that does?