windows 10 msconfig

Discussion in 'Windows 10' started by marchy, Nov 27, 2016.

  1. marchy

    marchy MDL Member

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    Under services, which services are absolutely necessary to be STARTED? Can I disable certain ones?
     
  2. Katzenfreund

    Katzenfreund MDL Expert

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    My experience has shown that disabling even a lot of services makes negligible difference in performance, while considerable risks are hidden behind inter-dependencies.

    Consequently, my advice is to leave services alone, and seek other more effective and safer ways to increase system performance.
     
  3. Mr.X

    Mr.X MDL Guru

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    OP needs to say his goals: performance or security, in the first place.

    However, I agree. For performance he could go the hardware route, it requires $$ though.
     
  4. Tiger-1

    Tiger-1 MDL Guru

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    well in my modest opinion first you need good knowledge in services.msc, although in gpedit.msc (if using PRO or Enterprise versions) can explain in more details severals items related so using reasoning you decide; in contrary don't make changes;)
     
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  5. Katzenfreund

    Katzenfreund MDL Expert

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    Adding more (hardware) memory is highly effective, but much can be achieved without hardware upgrades.

    Examples are: Defragment (not SSD), update drivers, uninstall programs not used, replace those used with lighter ones, stop apps from unnecessarily starting with the system, reduce gimmicks & visual effects, avoid browser addons, etc.