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Windows 7: What services are safe to disable?

14 Apr 2012   #1
sammy3417

windows 7 home premium x64
 
 
What services are safe to disable?

Hi all,

Can anyone give me any pointers on what services are safe to disable in Windows 7 Ultimate edition..... Would be grateful for your feed back

Thanks

Sam


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14 Apr 2012   #2
zigzag3143

Win 8 Release candidate 8400
 
 

There is a site called blackviper dot com. You can find which are there but remember something that is safe now may not be 6 months from now when you install a new application that needs one of them and chances are you wont remember which.
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14 Apr 2012   #3
windude99

Windows 7 Professional x64 Service Pack 1
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by sammy3417 View Post
Hi all,

Can anyone give me any pointers on what services are safe to disable in Windows 7 Ultimate edition..... Would be grateful for your feed back

Thanks

Sam
Leave the Windows services alone. You don't want to mess up Windows 7. Try disabling startup items in the startup tab of msconfig.exe
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14 Apr 2012   #4
zigzag3143

Win 8 Release candidate 8400
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by windude99 View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by sammy3417 View Post
Hi all,

Can anyone give me any pointers on what services are safe to disable in Windows 7 Ultimate edition..... Would be grateful for your feed back

Thanks

Sam
Leave the Windows services alone. You don't want to mess up Windows 7. Try disabling startup items in the startup tab of msconfig.exe
When you disable in msconfig it only disables them for the current user. Usually recommended against for that reason.
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14 Apr 2012   #5
windude99

Windows 7 Professional x64 Service Pack 1
 
 

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Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by windude99 View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by sammy3417 View Post
Hi all,

Can anyone give me any pointers on what services are safe to disable in Windows 7 Ultimate edition..... Would be grateful for your feed back

Thanks

Sam
Leave the Windows services alone. You don't want to mess up Windows 7. Try disabling startup items in the startup tab of msconfig.exe
When you disable in msconfig it only disables them for the current user. Usually recommended against for that reason.
Are you talking about the startup programs, or are you talking about the services?
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14 Apr 2012   #6
zigzag3143

Win 8 Release candidate 8400
 
 

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Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by zigzag3143 View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by windude99 View Post
Leave the Windows services alone. You don't want to mess up Windows 7. Try disabling startup items in the startup tab of msconfig.exe
When you disable in msconfig it only disables them for the current user. Usually recommended against for that reason.
Are you talking about the startup programs, or are you talking about the services?
He did ask about services right?

Have to consider the skillset of the OP

I gave him a source and cautioned him about the consequences.
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14 Apr 2012   #7
pparks1

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

Leave services alone. In lots of testing, I was almost unable to prove any benefit whatsoever to shutting down services and in most cases the system performed worse with services disabled.
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14 Apr 2012   #8
zigzag3143

Win 8 Release candidate 8400
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by pparks1 View Post
Leave services alone. In lots of testing, I was almost unable to prove any benefit whatsoever to shutting down services and in most cases the system performed worse with services disabled.
Most of us believe this way. If you having an issue you should resolve that not try to make a Lite version of win 7.
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14 Apr 2012   #9
wanchoo

Windows 7 Pro with SP1 32bit
 
 

There are many services that a user never uses. So what is wrong in discontinuing these services and making many others manual from automatic? If one has patience and discontinues one or two services at a time then heavens are not going to fall. Wait for a few days to see the effect of the service(s) that has been discontinued. If the computer starts behaving erratically after a service is discontinued it could be brought right back.

Discontinuing services is a step forward in our learning process. Trouble only takes place if we discontinue too many of them at a time and if the computer starts giving trouble we don't remember the changes that were made because there were so many of them.
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14 Apr 2012   #10
pparks1

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

^ The trouble is 2 fold.

#1). Mostly performance won't improve...so it's a bit of work with little to no reward
#2). You "could" disable something today that you won't discover to be a problem for a few months when installing some other software or using a function within a piece of software that you don't often use. And you may not remember that 1 off service that you previously decided to no longer run.
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