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Windows 7: MSConfig - which services are necessary to run and which can be off

5 Days Ago   #11

Windows 7 x64 Ultimate

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by mrjimphelps View Post
Now that you have disabled all of the non-Microsoft services except for Mozilla Maintenance, has the computer performance issue been resolved? If so, then one or more of the non-Microsoft services was the culprit.

I'll consult the Black Viper material. As of now, Microsoft Service services are on and that's

As to performance, I'm sort of shooting in the dark on it and trying to eliminate possibilities or perceived
slow spots.

It could be old/slow memory or the onboard video or something not passing data very well.
A three core should be handling the small load on this experimental rig. It's a machine I intend to keep in reserve for any failures of my email PC etc.

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5 Days Ago   #12

Linux Mint 18.2 xfce 64-bit (VMWare host) / Windows 8.1 Pro 32-bit (VMWare guest)

Does the computer seem to be faster now that you have disabled the non-Microsoft services?
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5 Days Ago   #13
F22 Simpilot


You should use services under the Administrative Tools in the control panel. MSCONFIG is meant for diagnosing issues. So Autoruns is what you should use. Autoruns for Windows - Windows Sysinternals | Microsoft Docs
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4 Days Ago   #14

Linux Mint 18.2 xfce 64-bit (VMWare host) / Windows 8.1 Pro 32-bit (VMWare guest)

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by F22 Simpilot View Post
MSCONFIG is meant for diagnosing issues.
He is diagnosing an issue -- the computer is slow.

MSCONFIG is the easy way to disable services. It is very straightforward. And it works on every modern version of Windows. There is no problem using MSCONFIG for this purpose.
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1 Day Ago   #15

Windows 7 x64 Ultimate

Not marked solved yet since using Black Viper to manually change services is a slow process.

To that point, once done is there a way to store the profile or folder where the
changes are made if a fresh Win7 install is needed?

I have pretty good backup, but is there a way to drag and drop the new Services adjustments?

BTW I am not doing these by rote but reading the descriptions. I don't want to turn off my
workgroup/homenet for instance.
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1 Day Ago   #16

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Win 7 Home Premium 64bit Ver 6.1.7600 Build 7601 - SP1

I know from experience it can be tedious so work at your own pace. It can make it harder if you've taken my advice and hid some of the columns, sometimes looking at the other versions of windows start-states can help in understanding how they work.

I found some links that can do what you want, but not drag and drop; It'd be easier and quicker to let the system fetch 'em.
Go take a break an rest your eyes do something different, man doesn't survive by bytes alone....
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5 Hours Ago   #17
F22 Simpilot


You should just get in the habit of cloning your current Comp. to an external hard drive. That way if things really foul up you just clone back. I use AOMEI Backupper to accomplish this. Malware or hardware failure can take me down, but I'll just clone back.

Of course, if you wanted to do a clean install then Windows scripts are gonna be your best bet.
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