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Windows 7: New to windows 7 question about running services and processes

01 Dec 2011   #11

Win 8 Release candidate 8400

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just looking to get rid of anything that doesnt have to be there or provides no use coming home an old comptuer with xp im use to having to do such a thing dont know if i have to on this new system but thought it wouldnt hurt to ask to see
If we had your system specs we could give better advice but IMHO, if you have a decent amount of ram and cpu, I wouldnt bother. There are so many interactions and dependencies between some services that 6 months from now you may not remember you have disabled something that is needed for the new thing you are installing.

well what specs are you looking for i gave you my hardware specs..i do get what your saying when it comes to turning stuff off is a good source if you intend to do it, but win 7 is vastly different than XP in resource management

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01 Dec 2011   #12

Windows 10 Pro x64

Also note that disabling services and features might get you *some* resources back, but you will find that (for the most part) Windows 7 runs best if you simply leave the default configuration alone. With an i7 and 8GB of RAM, you aren't likely going to notice any performance difference "tweaked" versus a stock, left-alone configured installation.
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01 Dec 2011   #13
Microsoft MVP

Vista, Windows7, Mint Mate, Zorin, Windows 8

To give you a couple of examples of what Zigzag is talking about:

In Vista you could not run the snipping tool unless you had the Tablet services enabled. If you did not have a tablet, I am sure that would have been one you would have deleted and then wondered why the snipping tool did not work.

In Win7, if you disable the defragmentation service (e.g. because you have an SSD), you cannot shrink a partition.

And there are many other service interdependencies that are not obvious. Therefore it is best to leave them alone.
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01 Dec 2011   #14

Windows 7 Ultimate x64

He could document what services he is disabling and check up dependencies and put them as a sidenote.
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02 Dec 2011   #15
Microsoft MVP


Are you running a Clean Boot? Dumping the freeloaders which suck up RAM/CPU, slow startup/shutdown and can spy on you is one of the best optimizations you can maintain.

Enter msconfig>Startup and uncheck all but your AV, then after reboots do the same in msconfig>Services after checking Hide All MS Services.

Check back periodically that none write themselves back in - if so turn them off in Program Preferences or uninstall them.
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