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!
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.
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]
Just to give everyone a few words on what I am working on with regards to Windows 8 Services: It is in progress. I have a lot to update behind the scenes with regards to transferring information from the old wiki format to WordPress with tons of “extra code” and HTML left over. This also is a good time to update the general format to remove the links (table of contents) to the information and instead replace them with tabs for each OS. It makes it cleaner looking as well as more consistent experience. [Continue Reading]
I have been monitoring the server performance for the last several weeks (and experiencing it myself while surfing my own site) and it was not up to my standards. I previously attempted to enable APC to speed performance up and failed numerous times for various reasons, becoming frustrated in the process. Today, however, I thought I would give XCache a try with great success. It looks as though CPU usage dropped by around 50% while page rendering and crawl time also dropped by 50%. I am pretty happy with the [Continue Reading]
All Windows 8 Default Services and their individual links have been updated with the latest information. “Tweeked” and “Bare-Bones” will be coming “soon”.
Windows 7 Service Pack 1 Service Configurations are now online. The Registry Files and Custom Registry Tools are also updated. I have not made it to the wiki yet, but will do so “soon”. If you are wondering where the Windows 7 Retail Configurations are, no worries, they are just archived.
Introduction Many people have asked for a “one-click” type of solution to Windows 7 Services. This page is my answer. Even though it takes more than just “one-click,” it will make things faster for you and assist in configuring your system for optimal performance. Warning: Before you do anything, read EVERYTHING! Notes for a Happier Computer and User Do not use “msconfig” to disable services, type “services.msc” in the Run box instead! (why?) Before disabling any service, check out the Windows 7 Service Pack 1 Services Information. All of these [Continue Reading]
In an effort to improve the readability and functionality of my Service Configuration Examples, I have made a few changes: Table columns are now sortable by clicking on the header. Table columns can now be hidden or shown individually. Table headers are now replicated every 10 rows. Table rows are colored even/odd. These changes are valid whether you chose the Black or White color scheme and tested with Firefox 3.6, Chrome 5, IE 8, IE 9 and for giggles, Android 2.1 and 2.2. I hope you enjoy the new Services [Continue Reading]
Windows 7 Services Registry Files contained an error in creation using the Windows 7 Custom Services Registry File Tool. The Software Protection service added incorrect information. The new version is online with this thread reporting the issue that was fixed.