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Windows 7: DHCP Service Needed?

22 Feb 2011   #1
rap33042

Windows 7 Home Premium x64
 
 
DHCP Service Needed?

Hi all:

I have DHCP disabled in the Router.
I have a static IP address configured on my computer.

Do I need the DHCP Service running?


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22 Feb 2011   #2
zigzag3143

Win 8 Release candidate 8400
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by rap33042 View Post
Hi all:

I have DHCP disabled in the Router.
I have a static IP address configured on my computer.

Do I need the DHCP Service running?
You may or may not read here. Dynamic Host Configuration Protocol - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia


Depending on your use and configuration you may be able to do without but why would you want to?
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22 Feb 2011   #3
pricetech

Windows 7 Professional 64 bit
 
 

DHCP is not required as long as you have all the relevant information entered in your network configuration.

Some people choose to disable DHCP on their wireless networks as an additional safeguard against unauthorized use.
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22 Feb 2011   #4
pparks1

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

I think in this case, the user is trying to increase performance on his local PC, but disabling a possibly unneeded service (DHCP Service). He did state that DHCP is disabled on his router (so this covers the security concern of unknown boxes gaining and IP to your network).

I'm not sure you would gain much, if anything, measurable from turning off the DHCP Service on the local machine.
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22 Feb 2011   #5
rap33042

Windows 7 Home Premium x64
 
 

@zigzag3143:
Just to get rid of one more piece of unneeded junk...

It doesn't matter if I see a difference in my computer's performance.
What matters is that I know it has one less thing to do.
That makes me happy.
I'm a bit anal-retentive, I guess...

Richard
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22 Feb 2011   #6
pparks1

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by rap33042 View Post
It doesn't matter if I see a difference in my computer's performance. What matters is that I know it has one less thing to do. I'm a bit anal-retentive, I guess...
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At least you aren't in denial. At the end of the day, if it makes you happy, by all means go for it. For me, if there is no difference in performance, I don't bother making changes. But that's just me.
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23 Feb 2011   #7
rap33042

Windows 7 Home Premium x64
 
 

Oh God!
pparks1, I laughed for 3 minutes!
maybe 4... rofl
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