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Windows 7: What can I shut down or delete in Task Scheduler ?

02 Jun 2010   #1

Windows 7 Ultimate 64 bit (Full)
What can I shut down or delete in Task Scheduler ?

Hello all

I remember that I had noting running in Task Scheduler in XP but in Win7 there seems to be a whole bunch of stuff that is there by default.

Seems like a lot of it is not needed but I wouldn't really be the best to determine so can anyone point me to a tutorial or page that discusses this?

Thanks for any help.
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02 Jun 2010   #2

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

Theoretically they all can be disabled. The only downside is it will stop certain things from being automated, like automatic updates or time synchronization or background disk defragger. Scheduled backups will also be affected. Also system restore and maybe some diagnostics.

It is not clear to me, however, what you hope to achieve by doing this. Disabling tasks will not improve performance. Win7 resource management is far more advanced than XP's, it will assign priority and other resources to a task depending on what else is running. I highly recommend researching each entry before deciding to to disable anything.
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02 Jun 2010   #3
Bare Foot Kid
Microsoft MVP

W 7 64-bit Ultimate

Hello WBFAir, welcome to Seven Forums!

I just had a look at your specs, you have nothing to be gained by disabling tasks and as Bill2 has said it will cause OS instability if you do.

Have a look at the tutorial at the link below for the best ways to optimize Windows 7.

How to Speed Up the Performance of Windows 7
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02 Jun 2010   #4

Windows 8 Pro

I agree..

With 8 gigs of ram, there's not much tweaking to be done.
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02 Jun 2010   #5


like Bill said,disabling this task won't effect much on your PC. Plus most of the task like windows defragmanter, sytem checkpoint,troubleshooter works background only when you're not using PC or when you PC is not in a high usage. After all,you yourself can modify the schedule to suits best on you preference
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02 Jun 2010   #6

Windows 7 Ultimate 64 bit (Full)

Thanks for the replies guys

Yeah I just figured I would get all that I can get.

Its interesting that for everything Bill2 mentioned I either don't do that way or have something taking care of that.

For exampled, I don't want automatic MS updates as I perfer to know what is happeing with that, time sync I do want but I use O&O for constaint background defragging. An I do my own backing up.

Basically not only do I do things like this to improve performance but its been my experience that things running in the background, especially ones that start randomly from a task scheduled type thing, often times can come on just at the wrong time and who knows how that will affect some random program as not everything can be tested with everything.

So basically this can often lead to lockups or freezes that you can't do any about except to do a power off restart which typically over time is what leads to a really screwy system.

Personally for me I have been finding 7 to be doing this quite a bit already more then XP an would suspect it might be from this source.

Personally for me I want the absolute minimum being either run or scheduled to run in the back ground and it really isn't always about performance but about compatibility too.

Thanks for the tips though.

I would add though that with all that stuff happening with & over XP, that this might be a really good topic for one of the forums wonderful tutorials.
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02 Jun 2010   #7
Bare Foot Kid
Microsoft MVP

W 7 64-bit Ultimate

That's ok mate, do what you like.
My System SpecsSystem Spec
02 Jun 2010   #8


glad to help. Feel free to ask :)
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