With the default Category Control Panel:
- Head to Start
- Select Control Panel
- Select System and Maintenance
- Select Administrative Tools
- Select Services
- Select a service to adjust by double-clicking
- In the General tab, Startup type section, select Automatic (Delayed Start), Automatic, Manual or Disabled.
If you like, you can also do: Start –> All Programs –> Accessories –> Run –> type in services.msc –> Select OK.
After configuring all services that you desire to change, reboot to see the effects of your tweaking.
Note: Do not use msconfig to stop services. It basically is “disabling” a service. Use the above procedure and set to “manual” instead for testing purposes.