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 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]

Oct 162007
 

Several services states cannot be modified using a registry patch in Windows Vista. These are not listed to avoid errors while applying the patch to your system. I have found that the following Windows Vista 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 Distributed Link Tracking Client Group Policy Client Remote Procedure Call (RPC) Security Accounts Manager Windows Modules Installer

Apr 162007
 

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. [Continue Reading]

Jan 062004
 

Unfortunately, the day has finally arrived when my information has become so popular that it has stretched my resources to the limit. Each time I add something to the domain, more E-Mail is directed to my inbox. Some is positive feedback, but most are random technical support questions that I no longer have the time to answer. I enjoy providing this domain to the Internet community, but my time has completely been overtaken by my desire to help as many people with their own personal computer issues. This desire to [Continue Reading]