Boost the power of your PC by disabling unnecessary services on Windows 7. Being compatible with the maximum system configuration is good but it is even more compatible when the system adapts correctly to that of the user!
Windows services are launched at each startup and run as a background task. In fact, they slow down your boot and system in general — especially hard drive. Most are useful but others are much less useful and monopolise many resources. This list should help you make the right choice. The geeks will turn them off with their eyes closed!
It is recommended to create a system restoration point to prevent hazardous manipulation.
Method of deactivating a service
Start by opening the start menu, enter services then click on the title. A list of services will appear.
Double-click the relevant service and click on the button Stop.
In the drop-down list corresponding to the Type of start, choose Disable. Validate all by clicking on OK.
All you have to do is repeat the operation for each of the services on the list.
List of services to disable
#1 — IP support
To disable if you do not use the IPv6 protocol, which is the case for most PCs.
#2 — Netbios support on tcp/ip If your network has computers on Windows 98, leave it on... completely useless in 99 % of cases!
#3 — Parental Control
If you don't use this Windows component, disable it!
#4 — Security Centre
Group all the security settings into a single dashboard. Useless if you never change the default settings or have assigned this task to a security software suite.
#5 — Distributed Link Tracking Client
To be used only on a network of at least ten posts.
#6 — Offline Files
Turn it off if you do not use synchronisation features between multiple computers.
#7 — Eike and AuthIP Key Generation Modules
Are you using a VPN? Let it turn on, otherwise turn off without hesitation.
#8 — Secondary Session Opening
Needless if you don't need to have 2 users authenticated at the same time on your PC.
#9 — Publication of Function Discovery Resources
To disable only if your PC is not networked with other computers.
#10 — Windows Error Reporting Services
Windows reports are never useful for the lambda user.
#11 — Diagnostic Strategy Service
To deactivate because it is useless for the end user.
#12 — program compatibility wizard service
Only useful if you use the compatibility wizard with old programs.
#13 — host service wdiservicehost
#14 — Windows Media Player Network Sharing Service
If you don't use media library sharing features with Windows Media Player, then turn it off...
#15 — Ready Boost service
Supposed to speed up your system via flash memory USB sticks... has never proven its real efficiency!
#16 — WebClient
#17 — Windows Defender
Windows Defender is none other than the spyware fighting utility. It is very likely that you are already using an all-in-one solution — usually included with your anti-virus. Similarly, if you know the right methods of web browsing, disabling this service will restore power to your hard drive.
#18 — Windows Search/Search Windows
Surely the most effective method to restore the performance of your hard drive at the expense of indexing searches. You will gain in general performance but you will lose in search speed — although this search speed with or without indexing is very relative. I strongly advise you to disable it especially on laptops.
To learn more, I recommend reading the tutorial entitled Disable indexing service on Windows 7/Vista.
A good way to optimise your PC in terms of performance!