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Windows 7: Are there any unneeded startup services?

16 Jul 2012   #1

Windows 8 Home premium? 64 bit
 
 
Are there any unneeded startup services?

Hi,I was wondering if anyone knew about some unneeded services in the msconfig I could turn off, mainly Microsoft services because I turned most of the 3rd party ones off.

Thanks,
-Rick

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16 Jul 2012   #2

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Windows 7 SP1, Home Premium, 64-bit
 
 

The standard recommendation on this forum is to leave Microsoft services alone.

If you absolutely cannot help yourself and have to do SOMETHING, there is a well-known "guide" to unnecessary services, but I won't mention it because that typically causes others to say how pointless or dangerous it is.

I haven't looked at mine in a long time, but I think I disabled 3 or 4 of them---didn't notice the difference. I did it because I had to do SOMETHING, compulsively.
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16 Jul 2012   #3

Windows 7 Pro. 64/SP-1
 
 

I recommend not mucking with Windows 7 services.
What 3rd party services and startups do you still have running?
Do you have a problem with your computer?
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16 Jul 2012   #4

Windows 8 Home premium? 64 bit
 
 

I have RocketDock,Rainmeter,AVG,Razer Synapse and java updater as startup programs.And only a few services.No, I don't have a problem with my computer I was just asking if there are any Microsoft services I didn't need at startup.

Thank you for your help
-Rick
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16 Jul 2012   #5
whs
Microsoft MVP

Vista, Windows7, Mint Mate, Zorin, Windows 8
 
 

To make it simple: They are all unneeded except those that you started yourself (a la Rocket Dock) and the AV program.
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16 Jul 2012   #6

Windows 8 Home premium? 64 bit
 
 

Thanks, but what about the Microsoft services? Do you know any that I don't need?

-Rick
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16 Jul 2012   #7
whs
Microsoft MVP

Vista, Windows7, Mint Mate, Zorin, Windows 8
 
 

None of those are needed. They will start when they are being called. If you want to be religious about it, you can schedule them for a deferred start - e.g. 2 minutes after boot. But that is not really necessary.
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16 Jul 2012   #8

Windows 8 Home premium? 64 bit
 
 

Thanks!
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