Black Viper
Black Viper
Jan 172017
 

What is New? – January 17, 2017 It is really tough to explain what has been going on in the last year or so, but I will try to identify the major points as much as possible: California To Missouri or Bust! After an extended session of unemployment, I got a job offer in the Kansas City, MO (KCMO) area and had to move halfway across the country in Mid 2015. This also clashed with the general release of Windows 10 and Microsoft “pushing” everyone to upgrade. Due to money [Continue Reading]

Oct 052012
 

Several services in Windows 8 have the ability to be uninstalled. You can add or remove these services by: Head to Start (Windows Key) Type Control Panel (or enough letters so it appears in the results) Select Control Panel (under Results) Select Programs Select Programs and Features Select Turn Windows Features on or off Or Head to Start (Windows Key) Right Click an EMPTY area Select All Apps (bottom right) Select Control Panel (under Windows System) Select Programs Select Programs and Features Select Turn Windows Features on or off I have found that the following Windows 8 Services can be installed or uninstalled: Application Host Helper Service ~ Not [Continue Reading]

Oct 052012
 

With a default Windows 8 setup, several different ways exist to get to the system settings and find out what version (either 32-bit or 64-bit) is running. The easiest that I have found is: Head to Start (Windows Key) Type System Select Settings (under Search Bar/Under Apps) Select System (under Results) In the System – System Type section, it will display “32-bit Operating System” or “64-bit Operating System”. Or: Head to Start (Windows Key) Right Click an EMPTY area Select All Apps (bottom right) Select Control Panel (under Windows System) Select System and Security Select System In the System – System [Continue Reading]

Oct 052012
 

With a default Windows 8 setup, several different ways exist to get to the Windows Service settings. The easiest that I have found is: Head to Start Type services Select Services (under Results) Select a service to adjust by double-clicking In the General tab, Startup type section, select Automatic (Delayed Start), Automatic, Manual or Disabled. Or Head to Start Right Click an EMPTY area Select All Apps (bottom right) Select Services (under Administrative Tools) 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: Windows Key [Continue Reading]

Oct 132009
 

Several services have the ability to be uninstalled. You can add or remove these services by: Head to Start Select Control Panel Select Programs Select Programs and Features Select Turn Windows Features on or off I have found that the following Windows 7 Services can be installed or uninstalled: Application Host Helper Service ~ Not Installed ASP.NET State Service ~ Not Installed Client for NFS ~ Not Installed Fax ~ Installed Indexing Service ~ Not Installed LPD Service ~ Not Installed Media Center Extender Service ~ Installed Message Queuing ~ [Continue Reading]

Oct 132009
 

Unfortunately, no. Hardware profiles no longer are supported in Vista and do not perform like they did in XP. You can, for example, disable a service in the logon tab, hardware profile section for “Undocked”, but: Cannot create any new profiles Vista automatically detects what profile to use. As such, an example of this would be a laptop that has a “docking station” with additional hardware attached to it. Vista would use the normal profile while the system is “docked” and use the “Undocked” hardware profile when on the road. [Continue Reading]

Oct 032009
 

Several services states cannot be modified using a registry patch in Windows 7. These are not listed to avoid errors while applying the patch to your system. All services that have the ability to be installed or uninstalled via Add/Remove Windows Components are not listed. This is in an effort to not break existing configurations. I have found that the following Windows 7 Services states cannot be controlled by a registry file in normal or safe mode: DCOM Server Process Launcher Diagnostic Policy Service Diagnostic Service Host Diagnostic System Host [Continue Reading]

Jan 272009
 

With the default Category Control Panel: Head to Start Select Control Panel Select System and Security 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. [Continue Reading]