There are already many computer users using Windows7 even though the configuration is not very high. How to make low-profile computer run Windows7more smoothly? Although some software provide fool-based optimizations, these optimizations confuse users a lot and they do not know whether it’s effective. In this article I give some tricks for manually optimizing Windows 7, especially the system services.
We first understand some knowledge of system services, then provide targeted services clean-up program for Windows7system according to the diverse needs of Windows7users, improving Windows7 speed.
What is the service?
Service is the system program or process used to perform the specified system function, its purpose is to support other applications, usually it’s running in the background. Compared with the running program, service program does not appear program window or dialog box. We only can see them in the Task Manager.
How to modify the service startup type?
In Win 7 Start Menu “Search programs and files” column type “services.msc” or “service” to search for “services”, then click the list you can open the services management window. Double-click any service to view or modify its properties, in the Properties window you can modify the startup type to “Manual”, “automatic”, “Automatic (Delayed Start)” or “Disabled.”
What is the difference between “Automatic” and “Automatic (Delayed Start)”?
“Automatic” start means the computer will load the service item at startup in order to support other running programs on the basis of this service. The “Automatic (Delayed Start)” is a very humane design in Windows7. Start in this way, you can delay to start the service item after a period of booting system, which can solve the problems of slow startup or slow response because the low-profile computer loads too many service items.
What is the difference between “Manual” and “disabled”?
In the “Manual” case, although the process is off, it can still be activated in a particular case, but if the service start is set to “disabled”, service will not run unless the user manually modify the property.
What services need to start manually?
“Manual” mode, as the name suggests this service will not load as the system starts, users have to start it manually or modify its properties to “automatic” after other services are activation or the user goes in the service management interface. This model is commonly used when we have to open the disabled function. Take “Application Identity” services for example, in default the service is in “Manual” state, that is it does not start. But when users need to use AppLocker, they must manually enable this service (change to “automatic” state), or AppLocker function will not work.
What should pay attention to when modify the system service?
Modifying the system service may cause some unexpected problems, so we’d better backup the default service states before changing. Open service manager window then click “operation → Export List”, then select “Save as” as TXT or CSV file. I suggest save as CSV file because the document can be opened in Excel.
In addition, if we normally enter the system because of the errors while modifying the service, we can press F8 to boot into safe mode, then modify the service startup properties in safe mode.