List of Unnecessary Services You Should Disable to Increase Performance of Computer

Windows automatically starts up some services in the background. Most of these services are unused by common PC users. This tends to slow down the booting time and it can also be heavy on important resources like CPU and RAM. Here are some listed unnecessary services which you can safely disable (if not used) which can speed up the performance of your computer to a certain extent. Try them at your own risk. We would suggest that you check the description of each service on the Internet before you disable them and also try disabling them one at a time.

In order to disable these services..

  1. Go to Control Panel > Administrative Tools > Services
  2. Choose the required service you want to disable
  3. Double Click on the service
  4. Under startup type, Select disable.

In this way you can stop the starting of this unused services which will speed up your computer. The list of unnecessary services is as follows..

  • Alerter,
  • Application Management,
  • Background Intelligent Transfer Service,
  • Clipbook,
  • Error Reporting Service,
  • Fast User Switching,
  • IMAPI CD-Burning COM Service,
  • Indexing Service,
  • IP SEC,
  • Messenger,
  • Net Logon,
  • Network DDE,
  • NT LM Security Support Provider,
  • Performance Logs and Alerts,
  • Portable Media Serial Number,
  • Remote Desktop Help Session Manager,
  • Remote Registry,
  • Routing & Remote Access,
  • Secondary Login,
  • Smart Card,
  • Smart Card Helper,
  • SSDP Discovery Service,
  • TCP/IP NetBIOS Helper,
  • Telnet,
  • Uninterruptible Power Supply Service,
  • Universal Plug and Play Device Host,
  • Upload Manager,
  • Volume Shadow Copy Service,
  • Web Client,
  • Wireless Zero Configuration,
  • WMI Performance Adapter.

If I missed out any unnecessary service, do let me know through your comments.

Also check out Tips to speed up your computer,

10 simple ways to speed up Windows XP and

12 ways to optimize Windows Vista.


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