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Services - Start, Stop, and Disable in Windows 8

  1. #10


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    Alex,

    The latest Firefox seems to be cutting off the pages in the preview like in your screenshots. Almost as if the webpage doesn't fit on Firefox's idea of a page.


    It seems to work fine in the latest Chrome for me though when press Ctrl+P for a print preview where I can then select what to print with images and all.

    Click image for larger version

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  2. #11


    Central West (near Orange) NSW
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    Hello Shawn mate I was looking at optimizing and a lot of them seem to be the same as the 7 stuff. Now this particular section re Services has always mystified me and frankly I don't know what some of them mean so I have never touched Services.
    So in a nutshell is this disabling some Services going to gain me a lot of performance? If so then I have some serious time Googling what the Services are.
    John
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  3. #12


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    Hey John,

    Luckily there's not much optimizing that needs to be done for services. It really comes down to what you need/use and don't. Black Viper (yellow tip box at top in tutorial) has a good list of default and safe settings that can be made to the services to help.

    Be sure to create a restore point before changing any settings for services though. This way you'll be able to quickly undo it if one should mess things up.
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  4. #13


    Central West (near Orange) NSW
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    Thanks Shawn and yep that is a good tip for restoring - didn't think of that

    But I think I will leave alone for the time being.
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  5. #14


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    Ok. Anytime.
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  6. #15


    Posts : 33
    Windows 8


    Is there a way to put in some script? I have to stop and restart my audio service on a regular basis to get it to work properly.

    net stop "Audiosrv"
    net start "Audiosrv"
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  7. #16


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    64-bit Windows 10


    Hello cokedude,

    You could use a .bat file for that purpose.

    Create a new .txt file, copy the commands in your post exactly into the .txt file, then rename the .txt file to change the file extension to .bat instead of .txt.

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  8. #17


    Posts : 33
    Windows 8


    Quote Originally Posted by Brink View Post
    Hello cokedude,

    You could use a .bat file for that purpose.

    Create a new .txt file, copy the commands in your post exactly into the .txt file, then rename the .txt file to change the file extension to .bat instead of .txt.

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    But doesn't it have to be in an elevated command prompt? I just tried it in a regular batch script and it wouldn't work. How do you make an elevated batch script? Or give it administrator privileges?
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  9. #18


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    Yes, but you can right click on the .bat file, and click on "Run as administrator".

    Run as Administrator - in Windows 8
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