Black Viper
Black Viper
Apr 142017

Black Viper’s Windows 10 Service Configurations are now updated to include the Windows 10 Creators Update version 1703/15063 released in April 11, 2017. This update brings about ~250 services total for Windows 10. Services with “?????” in the name have random characters generated per device. Services that changed from Anniversary Update to Creators Update include: Connected Devices Platform User Service_????? is new. DataCollectionPublishingService is removed. Data Usage is new. DevicesFlow_????? is new. Hyper-V Virtual Machine Management is new. IP Translation Configuration Service is new. LPA Service is new. Natural Authentication is new. [Continue Reading]

Feb 022017

Black Viper’s Windows 10 Service Configurations are now updated to include the Windows 10 desktop Creators Update version 15002 scheduled to be released in April 2017 as well as the Anniversary Update released August 2, 2016 with all patches and security updates as of February 2017.  Added, renamed and removed services are noted in the table with three *** asterisks. This update brings about ~250 services total for Windows 10. Services with “?????” in the name have random characters generated per device. Several services have been added with the Creators Update version 15002. These [Continue Reading]

Jan 252017

Introduction To continue my fine tradition of optimizing MS’s latest OS, I have here my findings to date: Black Viper’s Windows 10 Service Configurations. This information is based upon the Windows 10 desktop versions “Anniversary Update” released August 2, 2016 as well as all patches and security updates as of January 2017. Update Disclaimer Even though the Windows 10 Service Configurations are valid up to this point (January 2017), I am going to refrain from updating individual service links as it will take about three months for all the services to reflect the live [Continue Reading]

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]

Aug 122015

The last few days have been very busy. With the general release of Windows 10, the demand for my Service Configurations increased as well as time put into them, but the VPS could not handle it. The CPU was often over loaded with random MySQL crashes, database corruptions and overall nastiness. One day, I restored the domain twice from previous day backups due to database corruption. I should mention that I have had this VPS for a long time with (very likely) poor edited configurations, failed software installs and general self stupidity. The [Continue Reading]

Aug 112015

Introduction I updated the Windows 10 Service Configurations to include Surface 3 and Surface 3 Pro as well as added another recommendation column named “Tweaked”. Here is some helpful information to get you started: The columns can be sorted and individually hidden. Select the column header to sort by that field and/or use the column hiding GUI directly above the table search box. I highly recommend using the column hiding feature to reduce confusion associated with “too much information”. Notes for Surface 3 and Surface 3 Pro users: The Safe and Tweaked configurations assume a [Continue Reading]

Aug 032015

Since Windows 10 has arrived, I thought I would share my findings to date. The Windows 10 Services Configurations have been updated to include Windows 10 Home, Windows 10 Pro as well as Windows 10 Education and Enterprise with Default and Safe configurations online. Windows 10 Technical Preview has been replaced with this update. All Windows 10 Services Pages will be updated to include the latest information in due time (and a lot of it). Enjoy!

Apr 172015

Due to a successful start of my GoFundMe Campaign, in the coming weeks, I will make a solid pass through all Windows Services as well as Windows 7/8/8.1/10 Service Configurations. Soon, I will also enable the ability to register and login so my readers may post comments directly on my guides. For now, you can offer feedback in the way of shooting off an email or let me know via my Live Stream chat. I have also begun correcting errors in presentation (I bumped up the table font size and [Continue Reading]

Apr 132015

This text is mostly from my original post on the official Diablo 3 forums. It is replicated here for the general internet community to see: Update: April 17, 2015 Tyvalir commented on my post and Blizzard is listening! The “Open Letter” is now closed. 🙂 Direct Link. 04/16/2015 11:00 AM Posted by Tyvalir Great feedback! You all have my thanks for sharing your perspectives so constructively here. Even fifteen pages later, I can see that most responses are on topic and respectful in their tone. *insert applause* I’m still parsing [Continue Reading]

Apr 042015

Donations: What is New? – As of September 2014, I am no longer employed (after 4 years with the company) and my unemployment assistance ran out April 2015. While over 5,000+ people visit this site daily and I have helped millions with my information, I rarely get a note of thanks or a donation. As such, it would be greatly appreciated if you would dig down deep, even $5 US dollars helps a lot and donate to keep the wheels turning. I wish to thank you, kind reader, in advance for your generosity. If you [Continue Reading]