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Windows 7: Identify Redundant Processes and Services?

10 Nov 2011   #1
HairyScot

Microsoft Windows 7 Professional 64-bit 7601 Multiprocessor Free Service Pack 1
 
 
Identify Redundant Processes and Services?

How can I tell which processes and/or services could be redundant?
I ran task manager when I had nothing running and it shows 72 processes and a lot of services. Some of the services are stopped.
Have attached screen shots of the task manager displays.
Would welcome any advice or comments.




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10 Nov 2011   #2
ignatzatsonic

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Windows 7 Home Premium SP1, 64-bit
 
 

Run msconfig.exe.

Look at the services tab. Check "hide all Microsoft services".

Examine the remaining services. How many do you have? I have 6 non-Microsoft services running. You should need very few non-MS services to run safely.

But a stopped service shouldn't be causing you any problems.
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10 Nov 2011   #3
HairyScot

Microsoft Windows 7 Professional 64-bit 7601 Multiprocessor Free Service Pack 1
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by ignatzatsonic View Post
Run msconfig.exe.

Look at the services tab. Check "hide all Microsoft services".

Examine the remaining services. How many do you have? I have 6 non-Microsoft services running. You should need very few non-MS services to run safely.

But a stopped service shouldn't be causing you any problems.
I have quite a few non-MS services, but each one is identified as being from an installed application. It seems that just about every application has its own service.
I am not experiencing any problems, I was just curious about what I thought was a high number of processes and services.
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10 Nov 2011   #4
seavixen32

Windows 7 Ultimate SP1 64-Bit
 
 

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