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Windows 7: What services do i need running ??

03 May 2011   #1

What services do i need running ??

if this does matter , im just a home user dont use fax machine (printer will be) i dont do anything in the way of office work mainly surf the net so im sorry but i took pictures of my services ,
but is there any on here that are just bieng used and dont need to be ??

i have put the pictures into a zip file can someone please have a look and see if i can turn more services off .. if possible thankyou.

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03 May 2011   #2
Microsoft MVP

Vista, Windows7, Mint Mate, Zorin, Windows 8

There is no general list. Some people use the Black Viper list, but I do not recommend that. If I were you, I would not touch them. Many are interrelated and you do not know that. Examples:

1. If you turn the Defrag service off you cannot shrink a partition
2. The snipping tool requires the Tablet services (in Vista)

So often you think you do not need that particular service, but one day you get stuck out of the blue and do not know why.

Most of the services you listed are not running 99% of the time anyhow. There is no harm done having them just sit there. But if you are bold, you can experiment and shut those off that you think you do not need. But keep a good list because disaster may hit you 2 weeks from now.
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03 May 2011   #3

Windows 10 Pro (x64)

If you are just a home user, just leave it alone. Its perfectly fine how it is.
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04 May 2011   #4
Layback Bear

Windows 10 Pro. 64/ version 1709 Windows 7 Pro/64

Most home users have read some where how users turning off services and how great there computer works. I am also a basic home user and what I recommend is leaving they just how Windows installed them. Like me most home users don't know what all these services do or don't do. It would be a college course just to learn all what they do and effect.
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04 May 2011   #5

Win7 Ultimate x64, Server 2008 R2

I agree. Leave the services as-is; Microsoft built a product that works just fine for end-users like yourself. :)
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04 May 2011   #6

Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit

I think that most of those who do try to trim the services would advise disabling Remote Registry if you maintain your own computer as it is unnecessary and a security risk. It seems I have disabled more software services than MS services.
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04 May 2011   #7
mickey megabyte

ultimate 64 sp1

+1 on leaving them as they are - you only really need to do it if you know that a particular service is eating your cpu, or misbehaving in some other way.

if you're not sure what you're doing, you could well get all sorts of nasty surprises - maybe not now, but in a few months time when you install a program and can't figure out why it's not working, and it's all due to having disabled service X and Y.

if you can't stop yourself tweaking though (i'm guilty of this ), then it's far safer to put services to 'manual' rather than 'disabled' - then they'll only run if needed.

you have been warned!
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04 May 2011   #8

Windows 10 Pro (x64)

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by scrotiny View Post
advise disabling Remote Registry
It already off in Windows Vista and 7 by default.
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04 May 2011   #9

Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by logicearth View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by scrotiny View Post
advise disabling Remote Registry
It already off in Windows Vista and 7 by default.
Some of us prefer to disable a service rather than leave it on manual, which I think is what is the default. No chance then of it being activated.
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04 May 2011   #10

Windows 7 Ultimate x64

Leave them alone is my recommendation. I did some time tests, and if I change a couple it might result in a 0.2 second difference in one place or another. But then I do the rest of them, and all of a sudden my time tests are slower than the baseline when they were all on. Meaning that after tweaking and manipulation, I actually had a slower performing machine.
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 What services do i need running ??

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