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Windows 7: What Windows 7 Services are required for iCloud to work?

07 Mar 2012   #1

Windows 7 Ultimate 32bit
What Windows 7 Services are required for iCloud to work?

I disabled a number of Services in Windows 7 as an optimization step using services.msc Doing so stopped iCloud synchronization with my iPhone 4s. Rather than reset them all, I'd like to see if anyone knows exactly which services are needed for iCloud to function. Thanks in advance.

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07 Mar 2012   #2

Windows 7 Ultimate SP1 - 64 Bit

Bonjour, iPod Service, and AppleMobileDevice. I recommend not to disable Services (definitely not following BlackViper's guide or if you do not know what your doing) it is not safe.

If you want to speed up your computer:
If you want to speed up your Shut Down, there is a Tutorial here

Just before Cleaning via CCleaner, run Disk Cleanup and Disk Defragmenter.

I would download and open CCleaner and use CCEnhancer for more features. Then go to the Clean Tab, Analyze and run the Cleaner. Next go to Tools (NEVER GO TO REGISTRY) and select Startup, select them all and select Disable and then Remove.

Then click on CCleaner's Uninstall Tab and remove anything you don't need or use. Ask here if you are unsure if it is safe to remove or not, or you could Google it.

Next, read these articles:
99 ways to Make Your Computer Blazingly Fast

This guide was intended for Windows XP, but I would ignore Step 2, Step 10, Step 11, Step 16, Step 28, Step 37.

Some other guides can be found here::
Optimize Windows 7
Maste Tutorial to make Windows 7 Super Fast

I would next run an SFC Scan and a Check Disk Scan.

What I do as soon as I get a computer os open MSConfig, select the Boot Tab and select No GUI Boot, this will disable the Boot Animation.

I would also use MSE and Malwarebytes to check for Viruses and Malware.
warning   Warning
Make a System Restore Backup and to restore use this tutorial and Registry Backup before doing this just to be safe.
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08 Mar 2012   #3

Windows 7 Ultimate 32bit

Thanks a lot. I was using Black Viper's "Tweaked" list, as I'd been having problems with physical memory being ties up (even now usages is 66%). I'll revert all and check out the links you gave. I don't have a start up problem per se, it just seems to run to slow. Thanks again
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08 Mar 2012   #4

Windows 7 Ultimate x64 SP1

Dear god...not another one. My fingers are numb with blunt force trauma for typing this over and over again...but there's a very good reason he's been known as QuackViper. You NEVER should mess with Windows services. That should be common knowledge, and ingrained in everyone's minds by now! Delete that site from your favorites list!
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08 Mar 2012   #5

Windows 7 Ultimate 32bit

Got it. Thanks to you as well. Hard to tell a rep online. Should have consulted 7 Forums first, I guess. I did know enough to check for dependencies and many other sites suggest stopping services. Not an excuse; it's just that there's a lot of misinformation out there.
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