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Recommended services to disable in Windows 7

Posted on February 10, 2011 at 9:16 AM

Remember that you apply the settings at your own risk, I am not responsible for what you do,

Click start, then go to the search box and type : services.msc click enter

Then find the following services and disable them,

I'd Recommended seting the (Advanced User Options to 'Manual')


Application Management
Background Intelligent Transfer service (Advanced User, Transfers files in the background using idle network bandwidth)
BitLocker Drive Encryption service (Advanced User, lets you lock your data, )
Bluetooth Support Service
Certificate Propagation
Desktop windows manager session manager (Advanced User, This well stop the aero theme)
Diagnostic Policy Service (Advanced User, Diagnostic Policy Service and Error Reporting Service are to send errors to Microsoft)
Distributed Link Tracking Client
Fax (Advanced User, stop faxing)
HomeGroup Provider (Advanced User, No HomeGroup Sharing)
Homegroup Listener (Advanced User, No HomeGroup Sharing)
Internet Connection Sharing (ICS)
IP Helper
Media Center Extender Service
Microsoft iSCSI Initiator Service
Net.Tcp Port Sharing Service
Network Access Protection Agent
Offline Files
Parental Controls
Print Spooler (Advanced User, No Printer)

Portable Device Enumerator service (Advanced User, Enable Windows Media Player to transfer data to Portable Device)
Remote Procedure Call (RPC) Locator
Remote Registry
Routing and Remote Access
Security centre (Advanced User, sends messages about securityn of your system.)
Smart Card
Smart Card Removal Policy
SSDP Discovery (Advanced User, No HomeGroup Sharing)
Windows Connect Now - Config Registrar
Windows Defender (Advanced User, Antispyware + Antivirus installed)
Windows Error report (Advanced User, Allows errors to be reported when programs stop working or responding)
Windows Firewall (Advanced User, Firewall installed)
Windows Image Acquisitions (WIA) (Advanced User, No Camera/Scanner)
Windows Media Player Network Sharing Services (Advanced User, No HomeGroup Sharing)
Windows Search


After that, you should restart your computer, and it should be a little faster, if you have any problems, the error message should tell you the services you need to start, to get the program working again, so just look in service again, and enable it, simple,

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