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Black Viper’s Windows 7 Service Pack 1 Service Configurations

 

Introduction

To continue my fine tradition of optimizing MS’s latest OS, I have here my findings to date. If you are looking for Windows 7 Retail information, you are almost in the right spot.

Before adjusting your service settings, ensure that your system has already installed all updates by “checking now” for any available updates via Windows Update. At this time, it is best for you to ensure that all services are set to the default values before updating your system.

Breakdown of all changes to date: Windows 7 Information Changelog.

I cannot possibly test all configurations extensively (meaning, each persons specific computer needs), but what I can offer is what “works for me” and the obstacles I have came across so you do not have to discover them on your own. If information on this page needs a revision or expanded, please feel free to comment below.

An * (asterisk) indicates changes from the default

Two ** (asterisks) indicates you can add or remove this service by:

  • Head to Start
  • Select Control Panel
  • Select Programs
  • Select Programs and Features
  • Select Turn Windows Features on or off

Three *** (asterisks) indicates optional services installed with Windows Live Essentials.

Four **** (asterisks) indicates changes from Retail (SP0) to Service Pack 1.

Notes for a Happier Computer and User

  • Do not use “msconfig” to disable services, type “services.msc” in the Run box instead or check this FAQ!
  • Before disabling any service, check out the service information about each by selecting the service name links provided.
  • Service settings are global, meaning changes apply to all users.
  • All of these services are “Standard” with Windows 7 Service Pack 1 and installed by default, by Add/Remove Windows Features, or installed via Windows Live Essentials. If you discover a service that is not listed here, another application, driver or program installed them. A few of the more common ones are listed here.
  • WLAN Autoconfig service is required for normal operation of your wireless network card. It is listed here as Manual due to most desktops not needing wireless access, but if you do have a wireless network card installed, it will be in Automatic by default.
  • Still unsure? Put your setting to “Manual” or the listing under “Safe.” Manual allows Windows 7 Service Pack 1 to start the service when it needs to (or when ever it feels like it), but not at boot up. Depending on your configuration, not all services will start when required while in “Manual” mode. If you find you need a service, place it in Automatic.
  • After adjusting your service settings, reboot your computer.
  • Before posting your question in the comments below, see if your question has been addressed in the FAQ!

Table Header Information

  • The columns are sortable. Select the column header to sort by that field.
  • DEFAULT ~ What MS thinks should be running on Windows 7 Service Pack 1.
  • “Safe” Configuration ~ This is the configuration that 95% of the people will be able to use with little or no side effects. It will also minimizes the amount of “errors” that is reported in the Event Viewer. This does not guarantee it will work for you, but if adjusting your services scares you, this configuration would be a good starting point.
    • 19 service settings have been changed from the default annotated by an (*) asterisk.
  • “Tweaked” ~ This is the configuration that I have developed to reduce the “Safe” services started, but maintain system security. This does not guarantee it will work for you.
    • 57 service settings have been changed from the default annotated by an (*) asterisk.
    • This configuration is a system that is still able to perform many LAN networking functions, such as file and print sharing, HomeGroup access and uses wireless networking (laptop) plus leaves several security related “features” like the Windows Defender, Windows Firewall and Windows Update active.
    • This configuration is not for a Windows Media Center PC. In this case, use “Safe”.
  • “Bare-bones” ~ WARNING!! ~ This configuration disables many built in features of Windows 7 Service Pack 1 as well as several security features.
    • 85 service settings have been changed from the default annotated by an (*) asterisk.
    • This configuration is not for a system that is directly connected to the internet as Windows Defender, Windows Firewall and Windows Update are disabled!
    • This configuration is not for a laptop system as wireless networking (as well as Defender and Firewall) are disabled and will not be able to counter attacks while roaming on some random wireless connection outside of the home.
    • This configuration is not for a system that internal network attacks are an issue. For example: Multiple PC’s with multiple family members and inexperienced users. For this situation, I highly recommend “Safe” to ensure network security and Windows Update compatibility.
    • This is not for a system that provides networked resources, such as printers, Media Center, and WMP library to other LAN connected computers.
    • Use this configuration at your own risk. It is only provided here as a reference for me to adjust my system setting. If you tweak your Windows 7 OS, use “Safe” unless you read and understand what you are doing.

Configuration Information

  • Automatic ~ With a service in this state, it will start at boot time. Some services, when no longer required, will also automatically stop when not needed. If you find you do not need a service, place it into Manual or Disabled.
  • Automatic (Delayed Start) ~ With a service in this state, it will start just after boot time. Some services, when no longer required, will also automatically stop when not needed. If you find you do not need a service, place it into Manual or Disabled.
  • Manual ~ Manual mode allows Windows to start a service when needed. However, very few services will start up when required in Manual mode. If you find you need a service, place it into Automatic.
  • Disabled ~ This setting will stop a service from starting, even if needed. Errors in the Event Viewer will show up complaining of that fact. Some services, while Disabled, will constantly complain. However, this situation is taken care of if placed in Manual. The service descriptions identifies those that should be in Manual vice Disabled.
  • “Started” ~ A service that either set to Manual or Automatic that is running by default at or shortly after boot time.
  • “Not Started” ~ A service set into Automatic that is not running by default at or shortly after boot time.
  • “Not Available” ~ A service that does not apply to the particular version.
  • “Uninstalled” ~ The ability to uninstall a service that I recommend to be removed by using Add/Remove Windows Features.

Service Dependency Abbreviation Information

  • S ~ Windows 7 Starter
  • HB ~ Windows 7 Home Basic
  • HP ~ Windows 7 Home Premium
  • P ~ Windows 7 Professional
  • U ~ Windows 7 Ultimate
  • E ~ Windows 7 Enterprise

Service Default Registry Entries

  • These entries are exported directly from the registry of a default Windows 7 Service Pack 1 installation.
  • They are in the .reg file format (many entries are in hex notation), not as you would actually view the content via regedit.exe.
  • The particular location extracted is under: HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\services\
Display
Name
Service
Name
(Registry)
DEFAULT
Starter
DEFAULT
Home
Basic
DEFAULT
Home
Premium
DEFAULT
Professional
DEFAULT
Ultimate
DEFAULT
Enterprise
“Safe”
Tweaked
Bare-bones
ActiveX Installer (AxInstSV)AxInstSVManualManualManualManualManualManualManualDisabled *Disabled *
Adaptive BrightnessSensrSvcNot AvailableManualManualManualManualManualManualDisabled *Disabled *
Application ExperienceAeLookupSvcManual ****Manual ****Manual ****Manual ****Manual ****Manual ****ManualManualManual
Application Host Helper Service **AppHostSvcNot Installed (Automatic, Started)Not Installed (Automatic, Started)Not Installed (Automatic, Started)Not Installed (Automatic, Started)Not Installed (Automatic, Started)Not Installed (Automatic, Started)Not InstalledNot InstalledNot Installed
Application IdentityAppIDSvcManualManualManualManualManualManualManualManualManual
Application InformationAppinfoManual (Started)Manual (Started)Manual (Started)Manual (Started)Manual (Started)Manual (Started)ManualManualManual
Application Layer Gateway ServiceALGManualManualManualManualManualManualManualDisabled *Disabled *
Application ManagementAppMgmtNot AvailableNot AvailableNot AvailableManualManualManualDisabled *Disabled *Disabled *
ASP.NET State Service **aspnet_stateNot AvailableNot AvailableNot Installed (Manual)Not Installed (Manual)Not Installed (Manual)Not Installed (Manual)Not InstalledNot InstalledNot Installed
Background Intelligent Transfer ServiceBITSManualManualManualManualManualManualManualManualDisabled *
Base Filtering EngineBFEAutomatic (Started)Automatic (Started)Automatic (Started)Automatic (Started)Automatic (Started)Automatic (Started)AutomaticAutomaticDisabled *
BitLocker Drive Encryption ServiceBDESVCManualManualManualManualManualManualManualDisabled *Disabled *
Block Level Backup Engine ServicewbengineManualManualManualManualManualManualManualManualDisabled *
Bluetooth Support ServicebthservManualManualManualManualManualManualDisabled *Disabled *Disabled *
BranchCachePeerDistSvcNot AvailableNot AvailableNot AvailableManualManualManualDisabled *Disabled *Disabled *
Certificate PropagationCertPropSvcManualManualManualManualManualManualDisabled *Disabled *Disabled *
Client for NFS **NfsClntNot AvailableNot AvailableNot AvailableNot AvailableNot Installed (Automatic, Started)Not Installed (Automatic, Started)Not InstalledNot InstalledNot Installed
CNG Key IsolationKeyIsoManual ****Manual ****Manual ****Manual ****Manual ****Manual ****ManualManualDisabled *
COM+ Event SystemEventSystemAutomatic (Started)Automatic (Started)Automatic (Started)Automatic (Started)Automatic (Started)Automatic (Started)AutomaticAutomaticAutomatic
COM+ System ApplicationCOMSysAppManualManualManualManualManualManualManualManualManual
Computer BrowserBrowserManual ****Manual ****Manual ****Manual ****Manual ****Manual ****ManualManualManual
Credential ManagerVaultSvcManualManualManualManualManualManualManualDisabled *Disabled *
Cryptographic ServicesCryptSvcAutomatic (Started)Automatic (Started)Automatic (Started)Automatic (Started)Automatic (Started)Automatic (Started)AutomaticAutomaticAutomatic
DCOM Server Process LauncherDcomLaunchAutomatic (Started)Automatic (Started)Automatic (Started)Automatic (Started)Automatic (Started)Automatic (Started)AutomaticAutomaticAutomatic
Desktop Window Manager Session ManagerUxSmsAutomatic (Started)Automatic (Started)Automatic (Started)Automatic (Started)Automatic (Started)Automatic (Started)AutomaticAutomaticDisabled *
DHCP ClientDhcpAutomatic (Started)Automatic (Started)Automatic (Started)Automatic (Started)Automatic (Started)Automatic (Started)AutomaticAutomaticAutomatic
Diagnostic Policy ServiceDPSAutomatic (Started)Automatic (Started)Automatic (Started)Automatic (Started)Automatic (Started)Automatic (Started)AutomaticDisabled *Disabled *
Diagnostic Service HostWdiServiceHostManual (Started)Manual (Started)Manual (Started)Manual (Started)Manual (Started)Manual (Started)ManualDisabled *Disabled *
Diagnostic System HostWdiSystemHostManual ****Manual ****Manual ****Manual ****Manual ****Manual ****ManualDisabled *Disabled *
Disk DefragmenterdefragsvcManualManualManualManualManualManualManualManualManual
Distributed Link Tracking ClientTrkWksAutomatic (Started)Automatic (Started)Automatic (Started)Automatic (Started)Automatic (Started)Automatic (Started)Disabled *Disabled *Disabled *
Distributed Transaction CoordinatorMSDTCManual ****Manual ****Manual ****Manual ****Manual ****Manual ****ManualManualManual
DNS ClientDnscacheAutomatic (Started)Automatic (Started)Automatic (Started)Automatic (Started)Automatic (Started)Automatic (Started)AutomaticAutomaticDisabled *
Encrypting File System (EFS)EFSManualManualManualManualManualManualManualDisabled *Disabled *
Extensible Authentication ProtocolEapHostManualManualManualManualManualManualManualManualDisabled *
Fax **FaxManualManualManualManualManualManualManualDisabled *Uninstalled *
Function Discovery Provider HostfdPHostManual (Started)Manual (Started)Manual (Started)Manual (Started)Manual (Started)Manual (Started)ManualDisabled *Disabled *
Function Discovery Resource PublicationFDResPubAutomatic (Started)Automatic (Started)Automatic (Started)Automatic (Started)Automatic (Started)Automatic (Started)AutomaticDisabled *Disabled *
Group Policy ClientgpsvcAutomatic (Started)Automatic (Started)Automatic (Started)Automatic (Started)Automatic (Started)Automatic (Started)AutomaticAutomaticAutomatic
Health Key and Certificate ManagementhkmsvcManualManualManualManualManualManualManualDisabled *Disabled *
HomeGroup ListenerHomeGroupListenerManual ****Manual ****Manual ****Manual ****Manual ****Manual ****ManualManualDisabled *
HomeGroup ProviderHomeGroupProviderManual (Started)Manual (Started)Manual (Started)Manual (Started)Manual (Started)Manual (Started)ManualManualDisabled *
Human Interface Device AccesshidservManualManualManualManualManualManualManualDisabled *Disabled *
IIS Admin Service **IISADMINNot Installed (Automatic, Started)Not Installed (Automatic, Started)Not Installed (Automatic, Started)Not Installed (Automatic, Started)Not Installed (Automatic)Not Installed (Automatic, Started)Not InstalledNot InstalledNot Installed
IKE and AuthIP IPsec Keying ModulesIKEEXTManualManualManualManualManualManualManualManualDisabled *
Indexing Service **CISVCNot Installed (Automatic, Started)Not Installed (Automatic, Started)Not Installed (Automatic, Started)Not Installed (Automatic, Started)Not Installed (Automatic, Started)Not Installed (Started, Automatic)Not InstalledNot InstalledNot Installed
Interactive Services DetectionUI0DetectManualManualManualManualManualManualManualDisabled *Disabled *
Internet Connection Sharing (ICS)SharedAccessDisabledDisabledDisabledDisabledDisabledDisabledDisabledDisabledDisabled
IP HelperiphlpsvcAutomatic (Started)Automatic (Started)Automatic (Started)Automatic (Started)Automatic (Started)Automatic (Started)Disabled *Disabled *Disabled *
IPsec Policy AgentPolicyAgentManualManualManualManualManualManualManualManualDisabled *
KtmRm for Distributed Transaction CoordinatorKtmRmManualManualManualManualManualManualManualManualManual
Link-Layer Topology Discovery MapperlltdsvcManualManualManualManualManualManualManualDisabled *Disabled *
LPD Service **LPDSVCNot AvailableNot Installed (Automatic, Started)Not Installed (Automatic, Started)Not Installed (Automatic, Started)Not Installed (Automatic, Started)Not Installed (Automatic, Started)Not InstalledNot InstalledNot Installed
Media Center Extender Service **Mcx2SvcNot AvailableNot AvailableDisabledDisabledDisabledDisabledDisabledDisabledUninstalled *
Message Queuing **MSMQNot Installed (Automatic, Started)Not Installed (Automatic, Started)Not Installed (Automatic, Started)Not Installed (Automatic, Started)Not Installed (Automatic, Started)Not Installed (Automatic, Started)Not InstalledNot InstalledNot Installed
Message Queuing Triggers **MSMQTriggersNot Installed (Automatic, Started)Not Installed (Automatic, Started)Not Installed (Automatic, Started)Not Installed (Automatic, Started)Not Installed (Automatic, Started)Not Installed (Automatic, Started)Not InstalledNot InstalledNot Installed
Microsoft .NET Framework NGEN v2.0.50727clr_optimization_v2.0.50727ManualManualManualAutomatic (Delayed Start, StartedManualAutomatic (Delayed Start, StartedManualManualManual
Microsoft FTP Service **ftpsvcNot AvailableNot AvailableNot Installed (Automatic, Started)Not Installed (Automatic, Started)Not Installed (Automatic, Started)Not Installed (Automatic, Started)Not InstalledNot InstalledNot Installed
Microsoft iSCSI Initiator ServiceMSiSCSIManualManualManualManualManualManualDisabled *Disabled *Disabled *
Microsoft Software Shadow Copy ProviderswprvManualManualManualManualManualManualManualManualManual
Multimedia Class SchedulerMMCSSAutomatic (Started)Automatic (Started)Automatic (Started)Automatic (Started)Automatic (Started)Automatic (Started)AutomaticAutomaticAutomatic
Net.Msmq Listener Adapter **NetMsmqActivatorNot Installed (Automatic, Started)Not Installed (Automatic, Started)Not Installed (Automatic, Started)Not Installed (Automatic, Started)Not Installed (Automatic, Started)Not Installed (Automatic, Started)Not InstalledNot InstalledNot Installed
Net.Pipe Listener Adapter **NetPipeActivatorNot Installed (Automatic, Started)Not Installed (Automatic, Started)Not Installed (Automatic, Started)Not Installed (Automatic, Started)Not Installed (Automatic, Started)Not Installed (Automatic, Started)Not InstalledNot InstalledNot Installed
Net.Tcp Listener Adapter **NetTcpActivatorNot Installed (Automatic, Started)Not Installed (Automatic, Started)Not Installed (Automatic, Started)Not Installed (Automatic, Started)Not Installed (Automatic, Started)Not Installed (Automatic, Started)Not InstalledNot InstalledNot Installed
Net.Tcp Port Sharing Service **NetTcpPortSharingDisabledDisabledDisabledDisabledDisabledDisabledDisabledDisabledUninstalled *
NetlogonNetlogonManualManualManualManualManualManualDisabled *Disabled *Disabled *
Network Access Protection AgentnapagentManualManualManualManualManualManualDisabled *Disabled *Disabled *
Network ConnectionsNetmanManual (Started)Manual (Started)Manual (Started)Manual (Started)Manual (Started)Manual (Started)ManualManualManual
Network List ServicenetprofmManual (Started)Manual (Started)Manual (Started)Manual (Started)Manual (Started)Manual (Started)ManualManualManual
Network Location AwarenessNlaSvcAutomatic (Started)Automatic (Started)Automatic (Started)Automatic (Started)Automatic (Started)Automatic (Started)AutomaticAutomaticAutomatic
Network Store Interface ServicensiAutomatic (Started)Automatic (Started)Automatic (Started)Automatic (Started)Automatic (Started)Automatic (Started)AutomaticAutomaticAutomatic
Offline FilesCscServiceNot AvailableNot AvailableNot AvailableAutomatic (Started)Automatic (Started)Automatic (Started)Disabled *Disabled *Disabled *
Parental ControlsWPCSvcManualManualManualManualManualManualDisabled *Disabled *Disabled *
Peer Name Resolution ProtocolPNRPsvcManual ****Manual ****Manual ****Manual ****Manual ****Manual ****ManualDisabled *Disabled *
Peer Networking Groupingp2psvcManual ****Manual ****Manual ****Manual ****Manual ****Manual ****ManualDisabled *Disabled *
Peer Networking Identity Managerp2pimsvcManual ****Manual ****Manual ****Manual ****Manual ****Manual ****ManualDisabled *Disabled *
Performance Logs & AlertsplaManualManualManualManualManualManualManualManualManual
Plug and PlayPlugPlayAutomatic (Started)Automatic (Started)Automatic (Started)Automatic (Started)Automatic (Started)Automatic (Started)AutomaticAutomaticAutomatic
PnP-X IP Bus EnumeratorIPBusEnumManualManualManualManualManualManualManualDisabled *Disabled *
PNRP Machine Name Publication ServicePNRPAutoRegManualManualManualManualManualManualManualDisabled *Disabled *
Portable Device Enumerator ServiceWPDBusEnumManual ****Manual ****Manual ****Manual ****Manual ****Manual ****ManualDisabled *Disabled *
PowerPowerAutomatic (Started)Automatic (Started)Automatic (Started)Automatic (Started)Automatic (Started)Automatic (Started)AutomaticAutomaticAutomatic
Print SpoolerSpoolerAutomatic (Started)Automatic (Started)Automatic (Started)Automatic (Started)Automatic (Started)Automatic (Started)AutomaticAutomaticAutomatic
Problem Reports and Solutions Control Panel SupportwercplsupportManualManualManualManualManualManualManualDisabled *Disabled *
Program Compatibility Assistant ServicePcaSvcManualManualManualManualManualManualManualDisabled *Disabled *
Protected StorageProtectedStorageManual ****Manual ****Manual ****Manual ****Manual ****Manual ****ManualManualManual
Quality Windows Audio Video ExperienceQWAVEManualManualManualManualManualManualManualDisabled *Disabled *
Remote Access Auto Connection ManagerRasAutoManualManualManualManualManualManualManualManualManual
Remote Access Connection ManagerRasManManualManualManualManualManualManualManualManualManual
Remote Desktop ConfigurationSessionEnvManualManualManualManualManualManualManualDisabled *Disabled *
Remote Desktop ServicesTermServiceManualManualManualManualManualManualManualDisabled *Disabled *
Remote Desktop Services UserMode Port RedirectorUmRdpServiceNot AvailableNot AvailableNot AvailableManualManualManualManualDisabled *Disabled *
Remote Procedure Call (RPC)RpcSsAutomatic (Started)Automatic (Started)Automatic (Started)Automatic (Started)Automatic (Started)Automatic (Started)AutomaticAutomaticAutomatic
Remote Procedure Call (RPC) LocatorRpcLocatorManualManualManualManualManualManualDisabled *Disabled *Disabled *
Remote RegistryRemoteRegistryManualManualManualManualManualManualDisabled *Disabled *Disabled *
RIP Listener **ipripNot Installed (Automatic, Started)Not Installed (Automatic, Started)Not Installed (Automatic, Started)Not Installed (Automatic, Started)Not Installed (Automatic, Started)Not Installed (Automatic, Started)Not InstalledNot InstalledNot Installed
Routing and Remote AccessRemoteAccessDisabledDisabledDisabledDisabledDisabledDisabledDisabledDisabledDisabled
RPC Endpoint MapperRpcEptMapperAutomatic (Started)Automatic (Started)Automatic (Started)Automatic (Started)Automatic (Started)Automatic (Started)AutomaticAutomaticAutomatic
SeaPort ***SeaPortNot Installed (Automatic, Started)Not Installed (Automatic, Started)Not Installed (Automatic, Started)Not Installed (Automatic, Started)Not Installed (Automatic, Started)Not Installed (Automatic, Started)Not InstalledNot InstalledNot Installed
Secondary LogonseclogonManualManualManualManualManualManualManualManualManual
Secure Socket Tunneling Protocol ServiceSstpSvcManualManualManualManualManualManualManualManualDisabled *
Security Accounts ManagerSamSsAutomatic (Started)Automatic (Started)Automatic (Started)Automatic (Started)Automatic (Started)Automatic (Started)AutomaticAutomaticAutomatic
Security CenterwscsvcAutomatic (Delayed Start, Started)Automatic (Delayed Start, Started)Automatic (Delayed Start, Started)Automatic (Delayed Start, Started)Automatic (Delayed Start, Started)Automatic (Delayed Start, Started)Automatic (Delayed Start)Automatic (Delayed Start)Disabled *
ServerLanmanServerAutomatic (Started)Automatic (Started)Automatic (Started)Automatic (Started)Automatic (Started)Automatic (Started)AutomaticAutomaticAutomatic
Shell Hardware DetectionShellHWDetectionAutomatic (Started)Automatic (Started)Automatic (Started)Automatic (Started)Automatic (Started)Automatic (Started)AutomaticAutomaticAutomatic
Simple TCP/IP Services **simptcpNot Installed (Automatic, Started)Not Installed (Automatic, Started)Not Installed (Automatic, Started)Not Installed (Automatic, Started)Not Installed (Automatic, Started)Not Installed (Automatic, Started)Not InstalledNot InstalledNot Installed
Smart CardSCardSvrManualManualManualManualManualManualDisabled *Disabled *Disabled *
Smart Card Removal PolicySCPolicySvcManualManualManualManualManualManualDisabled *Disabled *Disabled *
SNMP Service **SNMPNot Installed (Automatic, Started)Not Installed (Automatic, Started)Not Installed (Automatic, Started)Not Installed (Automatic, Started)Not Installed (Automatic, Started)Not Installed (Automatic, Started)Not InstalledNot InstalledNot Installed
SNMP TrapSNMPTRAPManualManualManualManualManualManualDisabled *Disabled *Disabled *
Software ProtectionsppsvcAutomatic (Delayed Start, Started)Automatic (Delayed Start, Started)Automatic (Delayed Start, Started)Automatic (Delayed Start, Started)Automatic (Delayed Start, Started)Automatic (Delayed Start, Started)Automatic (Delayed Start)Automatic (Delayed Start)Automatic (Delayed Start)
SPP Notification ServicesppuinotifyManual ****Manual ****Manual ****Manual ****Manual ****Manual ****ManualManualManual
SSDP DiscoverySSDPSRVManual (Started)Manual (Started)Manual (Started)Manual (Started)Manual (Started)Manual (Started)ManualManualManual
Storage ServiceStorSvcNot AvailableNot AvailableNot AvailableManualNot AvailableManualDisabled *Disabled *Disabled *
SuperfetchSysMainAutomatic (Started)Automatic (Started)Automatic (Started)Automatic (Started)Automatic (Started)Automatic (Started)AutomaticAutomaticAutomatic
System Event Notification ServiceSENSAutomatic (Started)Automatic (Started)Automatic (Started)Automatic (Started)Automatic (Started)Automatic (Started)AutomaticAutomaticAutomatic
Tablet PC Input ServiceTabletInputServiceManualManualManualManualManualManualManualDisabled *Disabled *
Task SchedulerScheduleAutomatic (Started)Automatic (Started)Automatic (Started)Automatic (Started)Automatic (Started)Automatic (Started)AutomaticAutomaticAutomatic
TCP/IP NetBIOS HelperlmhostsAutomatic (Started)Automatic (Started)Automatic (Started)Automatic (Started)Automatic (Started)Automatic (Started)AutomaticAutomaticDisabled *
TelephonyTapiSrvManualManualManualManualManualManualManualManualDisabled *
Telnet **TlntSvrNot Installed (Disabled)Not Installed (Disabled)Not Installed (Disabled)Not Installed (Disabled)Not Installed (Disabled)Not Installed (Disabled)Not InstalledNot InstalledNot Installed
ThemesThemesAutomatic (Started)Automatic (Started)Automatic (Started)Automatic (Started)Automatic (Started)Automatic (Started)AutomaticAutomaticDisabled *
Thread Ordering ServerTHREADORDERManualManualManualManualManualManualManualManualManual
TPM Base ServicesTBSManualManualManualManualManualManualManualDisabled *Disabled *
UPnP Device HostupnphostManual ****Manual ****Manual ****Manual ****Manual ****Manual ****ManualManualManual
User Profile ServiceProfSvcAutomatic (Started)Automatic (Started)Automatic (Started)Automatic (Started)Automatic (Started)Automatic (Started)AutomaticAutomaticAutomatic
Virtual DiskvdsManualManualManualManualManualManualManualManualManual
Volume Shadow CopyVSSManual ****Manual ****Manual ****Manual ****Manual ****Manual ****ManualManualManual
Web Management Service **WMSVCNot AvailableNot AvailableNot Installed (Manual)Not Installed (Manual)Not Installed (Manual)Not Installed (Manual)Not InstalledNot InstalledNot Installed
WebClientWebClientManualManualManualManualManualManualManualDisabled *Disabled *
Windows AudioAudioSrvAutomatic (Started)Automatic (Started)Automatic (Started)Automatic (Started)Automatic (Started)Automatic (Started)AutomaticAutomaticAutomatic
Windows Audio Endpoint BuilderAudioEndpointBuilderAutomatic (Started)Automatic (Started)Automatic (Started)Automatic (Started)Automatic (Started)Automatic (Started)AutomaticAutomaticAutomatic
Windows BackupSDRSVCManualManualManualManualManualManualManualManualManual
Windows Biometric ServiceWbioSrvcManualManualManualManualManualManualManualDisabled *Disabled *
Windows CardSpaceidsvcManualManualManualManualManualManualManualDisabled *Uninstalled *
Windows Color SystemWcsPlugInServiceManualManualManualManualManualManualManualDisabled *Disabled *
Windows Connect Now – Config RegistrarwcncsvcManualManualManualManualManualManualDisabled *Disabled *Disabled *
Windows DefenderWinDefendAutomatic (Delayed Start, Started)Automatic (Delayed Start, Started)Automatic (Delayed Start, Started)Automatic (Delayed Start, Started)Automatic (Delayed Start, Started)Automatic (Delayed Start, Started)Automatic (Delayed Start)Automatic (Delayed Start)Disabled *
Windows Driver Foundation – User-mode Driver FrameworkwudfsvcManual ****Manual ****Manual ****Manual ****Manual ****Manual ****Manual ****Manual ****Manual ****
Windows Error Reporting ServiceWerSvcManualManualManualManualManualManualManualDisabled *Disabled *
Windows Event CollectorWecsvcManualManualManualManualManualManualManualManualManual
Windows Event LogEventLogAutomatic (Started)Automatic (Started)Automatic (Started)Automatic (Started)Automatic (Started)Automatic (Started)AutomaticAutomaticAutomatic
Windows FirewallMpsSvcAutomatic (Started)Automatic (Started)Automatic (Started)Automatic (Started)Automatic (Started)Automatic (Started)AutomaticAutomaticDisabled *
Windows Font Cache ServiceFontCacheAutomatic (Delayed Start, Started) ****Automatic (Delayed Start, Started) ****Automatic (Delayed Start, Started) ****Automatic (Delayed Start, Started) ****Automatic (Delayed Start, Started) ****Automatic (Delayed Start, Started) ****Automatic (Delayed Start, Started) ****Automatic (Delayed Start, Started) ****Automatic (Delayed Start, Started) ****
Windows Image Acquisition (WIA)StiSvcManualManualManualManualManualManualManualManualManual
Windows InstallermsiserverManualManualManualManualManualManualManualManualManual
Windows Live Family Safety ***fsssvcNot Installed (Manual)Not Installed (Manual)Not Installed (Manual)Not Installed (Manual)Not Installed (Manual)Not Installed (Manual)Not InstalledNot InstalledNot Installed
Windows Management InstrumentationWinmgmtAutomatic (Started)Automatic (Started)Automatic (Started)Automatic (Started)Automatic (Started)Automatic (Started)AutomaticAutomaticAutomatic
Windows Media Center Receiver Service **ehRecvrNot AvailableNot AvailableManualManualManualManualManualDisabled *Uninstalled *
Windows Media Center Scheduler Service **ehSchedNot AvailableNot AvailableManualManualManualManualManualDisabled *Uninstalled *
Windows Media Player Network Sharing Service **WMPNetworkSvcManual (Started)Manual (Startedl)Manual (Started) ****Manual (Started)Manual (Started)Manual (Started)Disabled *Disabled *Uninstalled *
Windows Modules InstallerTrustedInstallerManual ****Manual ****Manual ****Manual ****Manual ****Manual ****ManualManualManual
Windows Presentation Foundation Font Cache 3.0.0.0 **FontCache3.0.0.0ManualManualManualManualManualManualManualManualUninstalled *
Windows Process Activation Service **WASNot Installed (Manual, Started)Not Installed (Manual, Started)Not Installed (Manual, Started)Not Installed (Manual, Started)Not Installed (Manual, Started)Not Installed (Manual, Started)Not InstalledNot InstalledNot Installed
Windows Remote Management (WS-Management)WinRMManualManualManualManualManualManualManualDisabled *Disabled *
Windows Search **WSearchAutomatic (Delayed Start, Started)Automatic (Delayed Start, Started)Automatic (Delayed Start, Started)Automatic (Delayed Start, Started)Automatic (Delayed Start, Started)Automatic (Delayed Start, Started)Disabled *Disabled *Uninstalled *
Windows TimeW32TimeManualManualManualManualManualManualManualManualDisabled *
Windows UpdatewuauservAutomatic (Delayed Start, Started)Automatic (Delayed Start, Started)Automatic (Delayed Start, Started)Automatic (Delayed Start, Started)Automatic (Delayed Start, Started)Automatic (Delayed Start, Started)Automatic (Delayed Start)Automatic (Delayed Start)Disabled *
WinHTTP Web Proxy Auto-Discovery ServiceWinHttpAutoProxySvcManual ****Manual ****Manual ****Manual ****Manual ****Manual ****ManualDisabled *Disabled *
Wired AutoConfigdot3svcManualManualManualManualManualManualManualManualDisabled *
WLAN AutoConfigWlansvcManualManualManualManualManualManualManualManualDisabled *
WMI Performance AdapterwmiApSrvManualManualManualManualManualManualManualManualManual
WorkstationLanmanWorkstationAutomatic (Started)Automatic (Started)Automatic (Started)Automatic (Started)Automatic (Started)Automatic (Started)AutomaticAutomaticAutomatic
World Wide Web Publishing Service **W3SVCNot Installed (Automatic, Started)Not Installed (Automatic, Started)Not Installed (Automatic, Started)Not Installed (Automatic, Started)Not Installed (Automatic, Started)Not Installed (Automatic, Started)Not InstalledNot InstalledNot Installed
WWAN AutoConfigWwanSvcManualManualManualManualManualManualManualDisabled *Disabled *

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Three *** (asterisks) indicates optional services installed with Windows Live Essentials.

Four **** (asterisks) indicates changes from Retail (SP0) to Service Pack 1.