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disabling autorun services hence boosting performance

  1. #1

    Posts : 15
    Windows 8.1 (64 bit)

    disabling autorun services hence boosting performance

    I am using windows 8.1 on my laptop having an i5 processor, 2GB graphics card and 8GB DDR 3 RAM.

    I am experiencing slow startup and shut downs of my laptop. I want to disable certain services from autorunning. This will help me in speeding up my machine.

    Using Technet's systeinternals app, I did analysis of my laptop and found the following entries. I ran sfc /scannow in both normal and safe modes and found nothing

    I don't want to mess with AMD radeon and right click context menu entries. They are the services that I used regularly.

    This image is made out of 15 stitched screenshots that I took.

    Here is the link to the image. It is a very high resolution image therefore I did not embed here in my post.

    Which of the services can I safely disable without damaging my operating system?

    I found no errors when I checked my drives by going to properties>tools>error checking.

    I also found no errors when I ran memory diagnostic tools than run upon restarting.

    Moreover, I daily run Ccleaner application to cleanup my temporary files.
    Last edited by archz2; 25 Jul 2016 at 01:33.

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  2. #2

    Posts : 2,130
    Windows 8.0 x64

    The first thing I would do is enable boot logging as shown in this tutorial:
    Advanced "Startup Settings" - Boot to in Windows 8

    Usually if you have slow boot up you find retries in the log file. When it does not find a driver it tries again. This can often involve a 15 or 30 second time out while the system waits for the driver to load. It only takes a few to add minutes to the boot up.

    As for which services settings to optimize if that becomes necessary, Black Viper's site is a good resource:
    Service Configurations – Black Viper |
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disabling autorun services hence boosting performance
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