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Vista: Can I create service (hardware) profiles like you recommend in XP?

Unfortunately, no. Hardware profiles no longer are supported in Vista and do not perform like they did in XP.

You can, for example, disable a service in the logon tab, hardware profile section for “Undocked”, but:

  • Cannot create any new profiles
  • Vista automatically detects what profile to use.

As such, an example of this would be a laptop that has a “docking station” with additional hardware attached to it. Vista would use the normal profile while the system is “docked” and use the “Undocked” hardware profile when on the road. This reduces the amount of drivers loaded and hardware detection issues (PnP) resulting from adding and removing hardware all the time.

Posted in FAQ, Services FAQ, Technical FAQ, Windows Vista FAQ

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