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August 8, 2011 at 9:50 pm

Services That You Can Safely Disable In Windows 7

Hello everyone,

I got this comment from Andrei today about one of my previous posts in which I had said that Windows 7 had fewer unnecessary services running compared to Windows XP and Vista.

“I don’t know comparatively if you’re right that the number of running services has gone down in the last few Micosoft O/S releases, but my brand new laptop w/ Windows 7 is running an absurd amount of services, and even when I’m not doing anything 3/4 cores are between 30%-60% usage”.

This was my reply to Andrei (keep in mind that I only addressed the services issue. There may be more things going on with his computer. I don’t know how much RAM that he has nor the programs that he has running/starting up in the background.

Hi Andrei,

Thank you for your comment. These are the services that I recommend to disable:

Bluetooth Support
Diagnostic Policy
Diagnostic System Host
Distributed Link Tracking Client
Function Discovery Provider Host
Group Policy Client
IKE and AuthIP IPsec Keying Modules
IP Helper
Microsoft iSCSI Initiator Service
Offline Files
Policy Agent
Routing and Remote Access
SSDP Discovery
Tablet PC Input
Web Client
Windows Search
WinHTTP Web Proxy Auto-Discovery

Thanks again for your comment and best wishes,
Randy The Tech Professor




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