Unfortunately, no. Hardware profiles no longer are supported in Windows 7 (or Vista) and do not perform like they did in XP. In fact, they appear to have been removed completely.
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]
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]
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]
The short answer: depends. The long answer: D E P E N D S. The best way for you to figure that out is load up everything that you plan on doing “at the same time.” Meaning, if you regularly have 5, 10, 20 or more browser windows open, Email client, a media player streaming music/video, a game or high powered editing software, fire that all up! After doing so, hit CTRL+ALT+DEL to open up the task manager and determine how much memory all of your applications are using. With [Continue Reading]
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]
Scan your computer with the latest definitions. “wink<random characters>.exe” is the klez virus. Search http://www.symantec.com/ for more information.
Please contact the vendor, manufacture or “company” that your system was purchased from for technical support. Part of the money you spent was to pay for technical help when you need it. Use it while you can. Information on “who” or “how” to contact them is in the owners/operations manual that came with your new PC or hardware. I do not have access to that information in a timely fashion. The PC vendor or “brand” that your computer is has access too much more resources to solve your technical issue than I do. [Continue Reading]
Put it back the way it was! Really, though, place each service that you disabled back to the way it was (displayed under the Default configuration) and see which service “fixes” your software. Do look at the dependencies and decide if you may need it! Tweaking your system always comes with risk.
This is what ZoneAlarm complains about while connected to the internet. “SVCHOST.EXE” is “Generic Service Host.” What that means is it is a “host” for other processes or services. If your internet connection seems to “no longer work,” it is due to you disallowing various “required” functions to no longer access the internet. A big one is “DNS Lookups” and HTTP. With DNS lookups disabled, you will no longer be able to type in “www.blackviper.com” but you will always be able to type in the IP address of the systems. The internet connection is still [Continue Reading]