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  1. #31


    MD
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    Windows 10 Pro x 64

    VSS start or stop


    I understand about the 'manual' setting. The enabled throws me off. Does that mean start or stop?

    My settings are only start or stop and manual or automatic as my prnt scrn shows.

    Are you saying it should be start for enabled- enabled it not a word there as I can see. I hit properties to see the settings.

    I assume system restore will work automatically and Macrium will cause this to start as necessary.

    I read an article about Macrium that said to start VSS and run it automatically so it threw me off.

    I am enclosing 2 piks to show you what I see.

    I am sorry I did not understand and I appreciate your patience. Maybe Enterprise has different terms than Pro?

    Manual and start or manual and stop under properties?
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  2. #32


    MD
    Posts : 865
    Windows 10 Pro x 64


    Quote Originally Posted by whs View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by Peter2 View Post
    Should VSS for win 8.1 be set at manual and stopped?
    That is what a mod told me but I worry about the restore points not being created. As for Macrium, he said the VSS would start once Macrium runs.
    I am unsure.
    This is the default in Services.

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    Start or stop - I agree with manual but in pro there is a start and a stop also.
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  3. #33


    MD
    Posts : 865
    Windows 10 Pro x 64


    I understand about the manual but am getting conflicting opinions about stop or start.
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  4. #34


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    Windows 10 Pro x64 x2 Windows 10 Enterprise x64, Ubuntu


    With any MS Operating system the general consensus with regards to services is that the system is a better manager of memory use, than the user.

    This was not the case with XP and previous, and thus a lot of discussion and manual editing was normal, and indeed often beneficial.

    VSS is an important service for system safety so IMO should be running and on automatic.

    The only changes from the default running services that may be "needed" on a modern OS are where a particular services' functionality is absolutely not required, Eg. Wireless services on a system that has no wireless hardware, though even in these rare cases the default set-up, will often contain at least one As Required call early in the start chain that would prevent them running in any case.
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  5. #35


    MD
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    Windows 10 Pro x 64


    Quote Originally Posted by Barman58 View Post
    With any MS Operating system the general consensus with regards to services is that the system is a better manager of memory use, than the user.

    This was not the case with XP and previous, and thus a lot of discussion and manual editing was normal, and indeed often beneficial.

    VSS is an important service for system safety so IMO should be running and on automatic.

    The only changes from the default running services that may be "needed" on a modern OS are where a particular services' functionality is absolutely not required, Eg. Wireless services on a system that has no wireless hardware, though even in these rare cases the default set-up, will often contain at least one As Required call early in the start chain that would prevent them running in any case.
    >>I appreciate that. I have a few skilled users telling me to stop or not have it running and to set it to manual.
    Could you lease tell me the Win 8.1 default?
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  7. #37


    MD
    Posts : 865
    Windows 10 Pro x 64


    Yes, Brink. I remember saying I was guilty of cross posting when we were talking and apologize once more. Actuality was one of those things where one thing led to a related issue.
    I am sorry.
    Btw, I ran an image with your settings and verified it noticing that VSS was running just for that.
    So it ended well. I have a few other thank yous to make.
    Peter
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