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 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 Twitch.tv Live Stream chat. I have also begun correcting errors in presentation (I bumped up the table font size and [Continue Reading]

Oct 012014
 

Since Windows 10 Technical Preview has been released, I wanted to kick out this update. The Windows 10 Services Configurations have been updated to include Windows 10 Technical Preview with Default and Safe configurations online. All Windows 10 Services Pages will be updated to include the latest information in due time (and a lot of it). Enjoy!

Sep 262013
 

Since Windows 8.1 is just around the corner, I wanted to kick out this update before it happens. The Windows 8.1 Services Configurations have been updated to include Windows 8.1, Windows 8.1 Pro as well as Windows 8.1 Enterprise with Default and Safe configurations online. Windows 8.1 Preview has been replaced with this update. All Windows 8.1 Services Pages will be updated to include the latest information in due time (and a lot of it). Enjoy!

Aug 192012
 

The Windows 8 Services Configurations have been updated to include Windows 8, Windows 8 Pro as well as Windows 8 Enterprise with Default and Safe configurations online. All Windows 8 Services Pages will be updated to include the latest dependency information in due time. All Services pages have been cleaned up a bit to clear out unneeded HTML as well as add in a tabbed feature. Stay Tuned.      

Jul 062012
 

Windows 8 Release Preview Service Configurations are now updated. This included the “Default” as well as “Safe” settings. Information in the table is likely to be adjusted with additional findings over the next several months. It will also be ran through after Windows 8 has been released. “Tweaked” and “Bare-bones” configurations are in the works, but it takes a bit more time to figure those settings out, so I will refrain from adding/updating those columns until after Windows 8 has been released. Information with “???” is being worked through and [Continue Reading]