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Windows 7: Windows 7 Default Sevices

04 Sep 2011   #1
karlsnooks

MS Windows 7 Ultimate SP1 64-bit
 
 
Windows 7 Default Sevices

Lately we have been plagued by the do-it-yourselfers, those who don't realize that Quack Viper never graduated to Win 7, those who use the super duper tools and so on forth.

These people have, nearly without fail, one thing in common- They have mucked around with the default services and their settings.

For you people who just couldn't leave well enough alone, then this link will help you to repair some of the harm you have done to yourselves.

Guess I'm just frustrated from the rash of problems we are seeing caused by altering the services.

Windows 7 Default Services - TechNet Articles - Home - TechNet Wiki


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04 Sep 2011   #2
Airbot

Windows 7 Ultimate x64 SP1
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by karlsnooks View Post
those who don't realize that Quack Viper never graduated to Win 7, those who use the super duper tools and so on forth.

Not sure where you got that from. He's had a list for Windows 7 since 2009, and also a list for Windows 7 with SP1.


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For you people who just couldn't leave well enough alone, then this link will help you to repair some of the harm you have done to yourselves.
Easy enough if you've used his list to disable any, to just look at the list again and restore any, or all to default. As he lists the default values also.
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04 Sep 2011   #3
karlsnooks

MS Windows 7 Ultimate SP1 64-bit
 
 

Mentally he has never made the step from the XP invironment to the Win 7 environment. Services should be left as they are. His advice has caused untold misery.
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04 Sep 2011   #4
alphanumeric

Windows 10 Education 64 bit
 
 

From what I have seen on his site, he doesn't know what half of the services do, but disables them anyway. Then when "his" PC doesn't have a cow, he says its fine for you to disable them too.
With todays hardware, quad core processors or better, with gobs or RAM, etc, what does anybody hope to accomplish by disabling services? Even if it did gain you any performance, does anybody really think you'll even notice it? On a netbook maybe? And thats a big maybe, assuming you don't cripple your OS in the process. Just my 2 cents, I think its a wast of time and an accident waiting to happen.
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04 Sep 2011   #5
whs
Microsoft MVP

Vista, Windows7, Mint Mate, Zorin, Windows 8
 
 

I think Karl has an excellent point. Mucking around with the services is counterproductive - especially if done by people who do not know the internals and interdependencies of the various services.

Example: you turn off the defrag service - then you cannot shrink a partition in Disk Management. OR, I remember from Vista: if you turned the tablet PC services off, the snipping tool would not work....and so on.
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04 Sep 2011   #6
richnrockville

Windows 7 Pro x64 SP1
 
 

FWIW: Anyone who mucks around with system services and doesn't know what they are doing is an accident waiting to happen.
There are lots of "advice" forums where people give FREE advice which many times is worth what you pay for it. Just like people who immediatly start defragging and screwing with the registry with registry cleaners that promise to speed up their machines by a factor of 2X.
Not likely but this does not stop them from downloading the programs and running them several times and then crying when their computer goes to hell in a handbasket.

If there wern't any problems with windows 7 and pc's in general, then consultants and people like us would be out of a job. Kinda like job security..

My bottom line has always been, if it's working don't screw with it.

If you want a real fast computer, it will cost you.

Rich
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04 Sep 2011   #7
whs
Microsoft MVP

Vista, Windows7, Mint Mate, Zorin, Windows 8
 
 

Rich, the funny thing is, in most cases it does not even speed up the system (because most of those services just sit there dormant). In the old days when people had 256MB of RAM, it may have made sense, But nowadays where we all have ample RAM, what is the point.
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04 Sep 2011   #8
Layback Bear

Windows 7 Pro. 64/SP-1
 
 

For all who still want to fool around with services karlsnooks post #1 should be bookmarded.
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04 Sep 2011   #9
legacy7955

win 7 home premium 64 bit
 
 

@Karl:

Just like I mentioned in another posts about using registry cleaners.

Many of the folks having serious problems are uneducated about the details of how Windows OS works.

I think there should be a sticky at the main page of Seven Forums that grabs the attention of new users WARNING THEM TO BE VERY CAUTIOUS ABOUT ALTERING THINGS, perhaps a to the point set of bullet points which specifically spell out what NOT to touch unless you ask a expertly trained Win OS agent on the site.

It seems to me that almost all the problems I see are from users blindly messing around and then digging themselves into a hole, especially those that are trying to "tweak" their system for optimum performance!
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04 Sep 2011   #10
karlsnooks

MS Windows 7 Ultimate SP1 64-bit
 
 

Legacy,


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It seems to me that almost all the problems I see are from users blindly messing around and then digging themselves into a hole, especially those that are trying to "tweak" their system for optimum performance!
Same here. I do not like to tell people to perform a repair or a clean install, but I'm going to be telling a couple of people that today because I just can't figure out what they have tinkered with.

Standard problems can be cured with standard solutions, but problems because someone altered the services and/or the registry or applied some program that is not compatible or applied an old driver are sometimes very difficult to isolate and correct.

We can also add the overclockers to that list.
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