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  • I am running Vista and in my task master under services I have lots of running programs(i guess).  I can stop programs but my question is how many of these programs can I stop and will they start up when I need them.
    Saturday, May 25, 2013 5:42 PM

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  • Instead of using task manager to stop/start services, type “services.msc” in the Run box. From here you can see/change the startup type - if disabled then the service will not be able to be started.

    For more information about how to tweak services in Vista please read


    There you can find multiple configs - default, safe, tweaked and bare-bones.

    Most likely after trying these for a while, you will settle on default or safe or something in between.

    All services are linked to pages describing their function in some detail.

    Beware that usually, there is little to gain by disabling services and quite often there can be much to lose.
    Sunday, May 26, 2013 12:26 AM