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  1. #11


    One rule of thumb that I use, is: "Is it absolutely, positively, 100% necessary to have running all the time?".

    Or, is it something you could run from a desktop shortcut, just when you need it?

    Or, is it nothing you want running at all? Might be!

    Then when you've settled that question, how about those G'Zillion Services that run in the background, that you never see. ???

    On XP I either shut down or put into Manual Mode, 24 different services, using a batch file that I wrote.
    On Windows 7 that number almost doubles and on Windows 8.1......well, let me just say "It's MORE!".

    Services take up ram memory and also require service from your CPU. (somewhat slowing down your PC)
    A good reference for what services you need and which ones you don't is the "Black Viper" website.

    Get rid of all the stuff you don't need running in the background and your computer will love you for it.
    I've been doing that since the first release of Windows XP, many years ago.

    Cheers mates!
    TechnoMage

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  2. #12


    India
    Posts : 1,536
    Win 8.1 Update x64


    @TechnoMage

    Thanks mate!

    Could you give a link to Black Vipers tutorial on this, I would like to go through that one too.
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  3. #13


    San Jose - California
    Posts : 2,847
    8.1x64PWMC Ubuntu14.04x64 MintMate17x64


    Quote Originally Posted by visruth View Post
    @TechnoMage

    Thanks mate!

    Could you give a link to Black Vipers tutorial on this, I would like to go through that one too.
    Here's the link:
    Black Viper?s Windows 8.1 Service Configurations Black Viper | www.blackviper.com
    However, it is personal preferences and only apply to your system configuration and depend on what you need.
    For example, if I use a regular Networking then I would disable the Homegroup services. If I use wired connection for my network then I would disable WLAN service etc...
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  4. #14


    India
    Posts : 1,536
    Win 8.1 Update x64


    Quote Originally Posted by topgundcp View Post
    Here's the link:
    Black Viper?s Windows 8.1 Service Configurations Black Viper | www.blackviper.com
    However, it is personal preferences and only apply to your system configuration and depend on what you need.
    For example, if I use a regular Networking then I would disable the Homegroup services. If I use wired connection for my network then I would disable WLAN service etc...
    Okay topgun, I'll be careful while applying anything on mine, thanks a lot
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