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Windows 7: How Can I Tell Which Processes I Can Turn Off

15 Sep 2009   #11
RudeBoySes

Windows 8.1 (x64)
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Barman58 View Post
If I may add one thing to the above excellent potential solution - Rather than disable a service set it's start mode to manual - this will ensure that a service that is not needed will not be started but if you change something in the system that requires the service it will automatically start as required

This does not work ..
Many unnecessary services run anyway .. even in Manual ..


What you have to do is search each service that is running ..
I know it may seem tedious but if you want to do it safely.. that's the only way..

That's how i did it.. i took the time to research and read around. I also did a few trial & errors of disabling and testing to see if it caused any ill-effects.

You can't go off of what people say.. because they may not use their computer for the same reasons you do.. also their computer setup may be different..


You can start here:
How to increase Windows' Performance safely


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16 Sep 2009   #12
Barman58

Windows 10 Pro x64 x2 Windows 10 Enterprise x64, Ubuntu
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by RudeBoySes View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Barman58 View Post
If I may add one thing to the above excellent potential solution - Rather than disable a service set it's start mode to manual - this will ensure that a service that is not needed will not be started but if you change something in the system that requires the service it will automatically start as required

This does not work ..
Many unnecessary services run anyway .. even in Manual ..

A service set to manual will only be started if it is called by some other process, which needs it. This will, if that process is another service, be shown as a dependency, the only real downside to a manual setting is the potential delay when services chain load that may cause unpredictable results
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18 Sep 2009   #13
RudeBoySes

Windows 8.1 (x64)
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Barman58 View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by RudeBoySes View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Barman58 View Post
If I may add one thing to the above excellent potential solution - Rather than disable a service set it's start mode to manual - this will ensure that a service that is not needed will not be started but if you change something in the system that requires the service it will automatically start as required

This does not work ..
Many unnecessary services run anyway .. even in Manual ..

A service set to manual will only be started if it is called by some other process, which needs it. This will, if that process is another service, be shown as a dependency, the only real downside to a manual setting is the potential delay when services chain load that may cause unpredictable results

Yes.. like stated earlier.. "Unnecessary" Processes set to Manual will still start ..

In the context you put this in.. you were insinuating that "UNNECESSARY" Processes once put to Manual would not start ...

This person who posted this is looking to boost performance by turning off "UNNECESSARY" Processes ..

For Example:
NBGMonitor Process from NERO:
- Even set to manual.. will start at every boot in the background.. wasting memory..

Only way is to Disable in a Start up Manager or "Msconfig" or "services.msc" ..

there are tons more..
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18 Sep 2009   #14
toughbook

 
 

I believe I read somewhere that you must do them in Services.exe for them to be permament?

I have used Black Viper many times but you must be careful! You might think your ok disabling something by his discription and it wont be right.

I wpuld advise doing one at a time, use your computer for a day or so to give yourself time to use as many programs as you can. You might disable something and all seems fine until you go to use a program a month later and it doesn't work, by then you don't remember what service it was that you disabled that is making it not work.

Whew! That was a winded one for my 1st post!
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18 Sep 2009   #15
zigzag3143

Win 8 Release candidate 8400
 
 

tuffbook

not in services.exe, but services.msc. Use cautiously and have a current back up
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19 Sep 2009   #16
toughbook

 
 

Sorry, my bad. I was sitting in my driveway finshing that post after a very LONG day at work.

When I was running Vista, I used to really play around with mine alot. I made a decision to just leave W7 alone in regards to the Services. My machine runs 100% perfect, so why mess with it?
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