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Windows 7: service

29 Mar 2010   #1
tz frantic

windows 7
 
 
service

i want to know setting a service to manual means it starts when it is needed
but after it's not needed does the service stop instanly or does it take
time to stop


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29 Mar 2010   #2
CyberZeus

Windows 7 Ultimate x64 SP1 clean install
 
 

No, manually means that you or an application have to start and stop it.
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29 Mar 2010   #3
Bare Foot Kid
Microsoft MVP

W 7 64-bit Ultimate
 
 

Hello tz frantic.



Just a word of caution, if you're not sure it may be better not to change settings of services as it is possible to disable the PC by doing so.
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29 Mar 2010   #4
tz frantic

windows 7
 
 

Is there any guide to show you what services to leave on coz i did turn some services
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29 Mar 2010   #5
Bare Foot Kid
Microsoft MVP

W 7 64-bit Ultimate
 
 

Have a look at the link below.

Windows 7 Service Configurations by Black Viper
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29 Mar 2010   #6
whs
Microsoft MVP

Vista, Windows7, Mint Mate, Zorin, Windows 8
 
 

As BFT says, even with the Black Viper guidance, you want to be careful because the activated services are different depending on your software configuration. If you are not a real expert, better leave them alone. The implications of a service are not always obvious. Example: In Vista the snipping tool works only if the Tablet PC service is activated - go figure.
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29 Mar 2010   #7
Bare Foot Kid
Microsoft MVP

W 7 64-bit Ultimate
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by whs View Post
as bfk.. says, even with the black viper guidance, you want to be careful because the activated services are different depending on your software configuration. If you are not a real expert, better leave them alone. The implications of a service are not always obvious. Example: In vista the snipping tool works only if the tablet pc service is activated - go figure.
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29 Mar 2010   #8
seekermeister

W7x64 Pro, SuSe 12.1/** W7 x64 Pro, XP MCE
 
 

To put it in a nutshell, selecting manual may or may not cause the service to start when needed. When making changes of this sort, do them one at a time, so that you can determine if it will function properly or not. Chances are, once the service is started, it will remain so until you reboot. It is a good idea to only reset one service at a time, because services are often interdependent, and disabling one may disrupt others unexpectedly. If you check, Black Viper does list interdependent services.

If your purpose is to reduce boot time, you might consider using the "automatic delay" setting.
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29 Mar 2010   #9
Bare Foot Kid
Microsoft MVP

W 7 64-bit Ultimate
 
 

Here is another very good tutorial to optimize the performance of Windows 7, at the link below.

Optimize Windows 7
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