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Windows 7: SMART Windows Services Automatic Tweaking Utility

17 Jul 2010   #1

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SMART Windows Services Automatic Tweaking Utility

Few months ago I wrote an application for The Windows Club and might as well post it here for anyone hasn't come across it yet.

There are many registry tweaks out there that tweak the Windows Services, so I decided to put together an application that automatically tweaks the Windows Services without using the Registry. Almost all the tweaks are based off of recommendations from BlackVipers website. The only application out that gives you the option to automatically tweak the Windows Services as a whole. Includes
Safe Settings (used by most users), Tweaked Settings (little more advanced), and Advanced Settings (These are for the experienced users). All the settings can be found via BlackViper.


Supports 32/64 Bit for Windows XP SP3, Windows Vista and Windows 7

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18 Jul 2010   #2

 
 

looks like a good program so i have to ask how do you create a program even a basic one?
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18 Jul 2010   #3

Windows 7 x64 pro/ Windows 7 x86 Pro/ XP SP3 x86
 
 

Just downloaded and had a look. Nice attempt, couple of questions.

1) Can services be tweaked individually e.g. set some to safe, come to tweaked?

2) What about dependencies? Does your tool check those?

3) Blackviper categorizes services as default, safe and tweaked. Your tool has an "Advanced settings" button also. Whats that for?

4) We know Blackviper also has a custom registry tool. can you provide some comparison with that?
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18 Jul 2010   #4

Windows 7 Ultimate (Build 7600)
 
 

ive used this before its good plus my system startup takes around 20 secs
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18 Jul 2010   #5

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Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Bill2 View Post
Just downloaded and had a look. Nice attempt, couple of questions.

1) Can services be tweaked individually e.g. set some to safe, come to tweaked?

2) What about dependencies? Does your tool check those?

3) Blackviper categorizes services as default, safe and tweaked. Your tool has an "Advanced settings" button also. Whats that for?

4) We know Blackviper also has a custom registry tool. can you provide some comparison with that?
1: Yes the services can be tweaked individually. Right-Click a Service brings up the options to change to Automatic Manual or Disabled. Double-Click a service to Start or Stop it.

2: No, it does not check for Dependencies. I know bad, bad, bad

3:BlackVipers has his categorized as Default, Safe, Tweaked and Barebones. I used Advanced just because I felt it appealed better instead of scaring people with the word bare-bones. The Advanced setting, is the very minimum allowable to still be able to perform. I have actually run my laptop in Advanced and never had any problems, but I don't recommend it for normal day to day users.


4: Blackvipers tool is nice. The only advantage of using his tool is is being able to create a customized list whereas I did not add the option to save a list. The only downside, if you see it as a downside, is it uses the registry to tweak the Services, whereas SMART does not modify the registry but instead uses WMI to handle the Services.


There are many options I did not add originally that I should have I honestly at the time had no idea how well it was going to be received. The version final will include them once I get time to finish it.

Final includes.
A: Checks Dependencies and lists the Dependencies along side each Service.
B: Custom Create Option to save User Generated list, enabling users to transfer lists to different machines running SMART.
C: Detailed view for each Service. Will display more detailed information such as what each Service is used for and recommendations on why to disable/enable them.

And I will take any recommendations by anyone if they have any.
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18 Jul 2010   #6

Windows 7 Premium 32Bit\64Bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by stillfreefilms View Post
looks like a good program so i have to ask how do you create a program even a basic one?
Research, practice, practice, and a sometimes crazy imagination
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18 Jul 2010   #7

Windows 7 x64 pro/ Windows 7 x86 Pro/ XP SP3 x86
 
 

No, what I meant was set services INDIVIDUALLY as default/ safe/tweaked etc., not Automatic, manual etc. Reason being many users would be more comfortable that way- if manual is safe, one need not set it to automatic. Also, one need not look up what setting is safe.

One feature i would like to see is the ability to backup the customized config, then restore it on a fresh install. Would save hours.
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18 Jul 2010   #8

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I gotcha. Good ideas. I welcome any and all ideas. Alot of times what one may see when writing the application isn't what everyone else may be looking for, so in saying that, I'll definately add it to the list
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