So many services... How do I know which ones are safe to kill?!

Discussion in 'Windows Desktop Systems' started by Rigsta, Aug 3, 2002.

  1. Rigsta

    Rigsta OSNN Addict

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    run --> MSCONFIG --> Services tab.

    There are dozens of services :confused:

    Right now my windows system has over 27 processes running (one of which is coolmon ;)) and uses 200MB of RAM when idling. If I run clearmem it goes down to about 160MB tho.

    Do please point me to anywhere that describes what the services do and under what circumstances it is safe to disable them... ie. NOT windows help.
     
  2. chastity

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    Well I'm notting sending to Windows help. As far as services under the msconfig I never found anything that lists them but I have found a site which list's all of the services running in the background under the task manger.Serivces

    Hope that helps
     
  3. BlueRave368

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    yea on another site they told me alot of services to turn off but some of them turned off my modem!! took me forever to find it and turn it back on
     
  4. allan

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  5. Rigsta

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    Thanks all ^_^ One question though: On all those documents, they mention being able to set the services to enabled, disabled, automatic and manual. Is this just lingo or are they using something other that msconfig to manage services? (MSCONFIG only has on or off for each service...)
     
  6. allan

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    Do not use msconfig to adjust services. Go to Control Panel - Administrative Tools - Services.
     
  7. chastity

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    what we are talking about is under setting's control panel Administrative Tools computer management services. Which should take care of most of what is under msconfig services
     
  8. Rigsta

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    Thanks again. I though MSCONFIG was kinda basic.