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Windows 7: Windows Services - which to switch off?

16 May 2011   #1
SkylineUK

Windows 7 64 bit Home SP1
 
 
Windows Services - which to switch off?

I've got a new Sandy Bridge-based PC which booted fast but has naturally slowed down now that I've put my various applications on. Is there a handy utility anywhere that can tell me which ones are safe to untick in the System Configuration screen (msconfig)? The only one I felt safe to untick so far is 'Apple Mobile Device'.


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16 May 2011   #2
richnrockville

Windows 7 Pro x64 SP1
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by SkylineUK View Post
I've got a new Sandy Bridge-based PC which booted fast but has naturally slowed down now that I've put my various applications on. Is there a handy utility anywhere that can tell me which ones are safe to untick in the System Configuration screen (msconfig)? The only one I felt safe to untick so far is 'Apple Mobile Device'.
I recommend blackvipre.com to determine which process's to stop.

He has spreadsheets on the different flavors of windows and which process's
you can disable for different reasons.

Black Viper's Website

is his site and very highly rated.

But the caution is always to have a good image of your drive for when the wheels fall off and you end up in the garbage because you disabled the wrong process.

Rich
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16 May 2011   #3
FliGi7

XP / Win7 x64 Pro
 
 

I think the problem is that a severe slow down of a system after installing programs is not natural. You have a core i7 and tons of hard drive space. Nothing should be slowing that down at this point after just installing your favorite programs.

I think we need to step back and address what programs you have installed thus far and whether you have the proper AV protection on the machine to keep it in good working order. I have installed many programs on my quad-core machine that is slower than yours with less space and it is still almost as speedy as initial install.
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16 May 2011   #4
1Bowtie

Windows 7 Home Premium 64 bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by richnrockville View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by SkylineUK View Post
I've got a new Sandy Bridge-based PC which booted fast but has naturally slowed down now that I've put my various applications on. Is there a handy utility anywhere that can tell me which ones are safe to untick in the System Configuration screen (msconfig)? The only one I felt safe to untick so far is 'Apple Mobile Device'.
I recommend blackvipre.com to determine which process's to stop.

He has spreadsheets on the different flavors of windows and which process's
you can disable for different reasons.

Black Viper's Website

is his site and very highly rated.

But the caution is always to have a good image of your drive for when the wheels fall off and you end up in the garbage because you disabled the wrong process.

Rich
Back in the XP day's Black Viper was really good, but this is Win 7 and no Black Viper needed. 7 is lean and mean without turning any services off, your only looking for trouble if you do. Just my opinion and many others on this forum.
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16 May 2011   #5
GeneO

Windows 7 64 bit SP1. EFI boot partition, full EFI boot.
 
 

+=1

Windows 7 is very good about not starting up services unless they are needed. Don't fiddle with them. Now third party services are another story.
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