A slimmer Vista? RRS feed

  • Question

  • Hello,

    There are many, many services in "Service" and I found the description usually vague and not immediately helpful. In order to consume memory/processor time with the ultimate goal to improve performance, how can I know which service(s) can be safely turned off?

    If doing this by "trial-and-error", this apparently time taking since and difficult to track the change. If any problems occurs later when running a specific program weeks later, it will be very difficult to identify the missing service for that program.

    Is there any recommendation on this?


    Another question is that does there exist a list of the

    1. most memory consuming service
    2. most processor consuming service






    Wednesday, December 15, 2010 8:25 AM


  • Hi,

    It is not suggested to disable services without one specific purpose. Basically,there is a reason they are running. Some running services need their dependency service to be running.

    You can disable software or Windows features from control panel, this will disable the corresponding services.

    To view the most memory consuming process, you can simply open task manager by right clicking on taskbar, choose "Start Task Manager", under the processes tab, you will find which one consume the most CPU usage.

    Also, open Resource Monitor by typing it from Start menu will give your more detailed information.


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    • Marked as answer by Bob Sun Tuesday, December 21, 2010 1:37 AM
    Monday, December 20, 2010 12:11 PM