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Windows 7: Could you help me find out which services I can stop?


26 Nov 2009   #1

Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit
 
 
Could you help me find out which services I can stop?

I have the following services running:

csrss.exe
csrss.exe
dwm.exe
explorer.exe
firefox.exe *32
gbtray.exe *32
lsass.exe
lsm.exe
SearchFilterHost.exe
SearchIndexer.exe
SearchProtocolHost.exe
services.exe
smss.exe
svchost.exe
svchost.exe
svchost.exe
svchost.exe
svchost.exe
svchost.exe
svchost.exe
svchost.exe
svchost.exe
svchost.exe
System
System Idle Process
taskhost.exe
taskhost.exe
taskmgr.exe
wininit.exe
winlogon.exe

Could you please help me find out which services I can stop?

My System SpecsSystem Spec
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26 Nov 2009   #2

Win 8 Release candidate 8400
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by TheNameIsJames View Post
I have the following services running:

csrss.exe
csrss.exe
dwm.exe
explorer.exe
firefox.exe *32
gbtray.exe *32
lsass.exe
lsm.exe
SearchFilterHost.exe
SearchIndexer.exe
SearchProtocolHost.exe
services.exe
smss.exe
svchost.exe
svchost.exe
svchost.exe
svchost.exe
svchost.exe
svchost.exe
svchost.exe
svchost.exe
svchost.exe
svchost.exe
System
System Idle Process
taskhost.exe
taskhost.exe
taskmgr.exe
wininit.exe
winlogon.exe

Could you please help me find out which services I can stop?
Not many if any of these. there is a site that covers this. you must be careful when stopping services. Yourcomputer may work fine and 6 months later you try to install something forgetting that the service is stopped and hose the system. with that disclaimer. the site is blackviper. good luck and back up before you do anything

Kenn J++
My System SpecsSystem Spec
26 Nov 2009   #3

Windows 7 Professional x64 PL
 
 

Additional to that I attache this site:Windows 7 Service Configurations by Black Viper
My opinion:rather leave default settings - if you have any problems with bootup time you should search source of problems in your hardware,installed drivers and applications
My System SpecsSystem Spec
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26 Nov 2009   #4

Windows 7 Ultimate (64)
 
 

Been there, done that... Good advice:

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by zigzag3143 View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by TheNameIsJames View Post
I have the following services running:

csrss.exe
csrss.exe
dwm.exe
explorer.exe
firefox.exe *32
gbtray.exe *32
lsass.exe
lsm.exe
SearchFilterHost.exe
SearchIndexer.exe
SearchProtocolHost.exe
services.exe
smss.exe
svchost.exe
svchost.exe
svchost.exe
svchost.exe
svchost.exe
svchost.exe
svchost.exe
svchost.exe
svchost.exe
svchost.exe
System
System Idle Process
taskhost.exe
taskhost.exe
taskmgr.exe
wininit.exe
winlogon.exe

Could you please help me find out which services I can stop?
Not many if any of these. there is a site that covers this. you must be careful when stopping services. Yourcomputer may work fine and 6 months later you try to install something forgetting that the service is stopped and hose the system. with that disclaimer. the site is blackviper. good luck and back up before you do anything

Kenn J++
My System SpecsSystem Spec
26 Nov 2009   #5

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Windows 7 Home Premium SP1, clean install, upgrade disc
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by TheNameIsJames View Post
I have the following services running:

csrss.exe
csrss.exe
dwm.exe
explorer.exe
firefox.exe *32
gbtray.exe *32
lsass.exe
lsm.exe
SearchFilterHost.exe
SearchIndexer.exe
SearchProtocolHost.exe
services.exe
smss.exe
svchost.exe
svchost.exe
svchost.exe
svchost.exe
svchost.exe
svchost.exe
svchost.exe
svchost.exe
svchost.exe
svchost.exe
System
System Idle Process
taskhost.exe
taskhost.exe
taskmgr.exe
wininit.exe
winlogon.exe

Could you please help me find out which services I can stop?
In addition to the information already provided. If you go to services and click on the service under review, you can determine its importance. Click on the tab dependancies and find out what depends on the servie and what function depends on the service.

That being said, I agree with the poster, who has commented that unless you are sure of the function it might be best to leave it alone. In any event, make an system image and put it in a safe place. In addition, I would create a list of all changes made. Trust me, if you do not do this, you will be using that system image.
My System SpecsSystem Spec
26 Nov 2009   #6

Windows 7 Ultimate x86-64
 
 

Leave services alone. In 7, quite a few trigger as necessary. You don't want to fiddle for no reason, especially with services.
My System SpecsSystem Spec
27 Nov 2009   #7

Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit
 
 

Thank you everyone for the answers. I guess I will leave the services alone.
My System SpecsSystem Spec
27 Nov 2009   #8
Microsoft MVP

 

Many of us lived by Black Viper's service edits in Xp and the early Vista debacle, but really there isn't much to turn off now because MS took the hint and put most services in 7 on quick triggers.

I probably had 20 in XP and Vista I'd reset, but only Tablet input and Offline Files get my attention now (small potatoes).

Welcome to the best operating system yet.
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