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Discussion in 'Windows 7' started by Bonnieclark, Feb 8, 2012.

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  1. Bonnieclark

    Bonnieclark Thread Starter

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    When I enter "msconfig" into the search box, a window opens that is titled system configuration. Five tabs are shown, and I know that I can choose the "startup" tab and uncheck items to speed up starting and shutting dowm my computer. My question is about the "services" tab. There are sooooooo many items listed here! Can I uncheck any of them and how would I know which ones? Thanks!
     
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  3. Phantom010

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    No, do not uncheck the Services (that's like disabling them).

    If you need to speed up your system by tweaking the services, do it as follows:

    Press the Windows key + R to open a Run box.

    Type services.msc

    Press Enter.

    Those will be the Microsoft and non-Microsoft services on your computer.

    However, I do not recommend modifying the services if you are not computer savvy, especially Microsoft services. The non-Microsoft services are from the programs YOU have installed.

    If you feel the irresistible urge to tweak the services, not matter what, at most, change the Startup Type on some services from Automatic to Manual. Do not Disable them.

    Here is a guide to the Windows 7 Services (Microsoft):

    Windows 7 Services
     
  4. Niclac

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    I agree with Phantom010
    If you disable a service that is needed for Windows or an installed application it will come back and bite you, not a wise option
     
  5. Bonnieclark

    Bonnieclark Thread Starter

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    Can I assume that everything in "services" is necessary then? Even the items from programs that I have installed? Thanks for your reply.
     
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    Theoretically, Windows should be able to start a service you have changed from Automatic to Manual, when needed. However, it doesn't always do a very good job at it. I would leave the services like they are if I were you. The problems you may encounter may not be worth the small speed increase.
     
  7. Bonnieclark

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    Thanks for all your replys. I think I'll leave it alone.
     
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