In the following article I want to shed a bit the process that must be followed to disable unnecessary services in Windows 10. As many of you will know when Windows 10 starts, it loads and executes a series of services that begin to work in the background, which It results in a higher consumption of both CPU and RAM. Windows 10 is a multiplatform system, which makes the operating system bring many basic services that end up for the average user end up being unnecessary and that only serve to eat resources that on the other hand could be dedicated to more necessary tasks for the team .
What would it be great to be able to disable all those services and start them only when needed? Keep reading…
Disable unnecessary services in Windows 10 from the service panel
To be able to disable the services that we are going to indicate next, the first thing will be to access the Windows 10 service panel. There are several ways to access this panel, so I’ll list a few and choose the one that seems most comfortable:
Press the key with the Windows + X symbol, and go to “Computer Management”. In the drop-down on the left you will see the option “Services and applications”: Click on it and double-click on “Services” to load the list of services.
Another way to access the services of the team is by opening the Windows Explorer and clicking on the left menu in “This team”, if next we go to the “Team” tab we can click on the “Manage” icon and it will also load us the PC administration window.
Finally (and not to bore the staff) we can also write in Cortana “services.msc” and pressing enter we will also be charged directly the service panel by magic. Hop!
What services are considered unnecessary and which ones can we disable?
Here is the crux of the matter. Depending on the computer or device on which Windows 10 is installed there will be some services that will be unnecessary and others that will not. So, how to disable unnecessary services in Windows 10 without getting rid of any service that is essential so that both the system and the programs it hosts run smoothly? As a basis, the only thing we are going to do is to configure the services that we consider unnecessary so that they are only started manually when a program or another system process needs to use it. We will never permanently disable any Windows 10 service.
To disable and start a service and start manually, from the service panel we have to right-click on the service and select “Properties”
Next, in the new window that will open, we must go to the “Type of start” drop-down and select “Manual”. In this way, as we have said the service will only start when a program calls or run it by hand, and not always when we start our PC.
IMPORTANT: Never leave any service with the start type “Disabled” (unless you are 100% sure, it is always better to leave it in “manual”). If we do this the service will never be started, even when it is really necessary (bringing errors in the execution of programs or other Windows features).
List of unnecessary services that can be disabled
At the time of “removing” or disabling unnecessary services in Windows 10 so that they do not start from the beginning we have chosen only those services that are optional and that do not compromise the integrity or basic operation of the system. The services that you can modify so that they do not load at the start of the system are the following:
- Diagnostic policy service
- Diagnostic tracking service (To deactivate telemetry and information collection)
- Distributed link tracking client
- dmwappushsvc (To deactivate telemetry and information collection)
- Downloaded Map Manager (If you do not use the Maps app)
- Bluetooth compatibility service (if you do not use bluetooth)
- Network Access Protection Agent
- IP auxiliary application (If you do not use IPv6 connection)
- Remote process call locator
- Remote registry
- Smart Card (if you do not use smart cards)
- Smart Card Extraction Directive (same as the previous one)
- Service Program Compatibility Assistant
- Print queue (If you do not have a printer)
- Remote Registry (This you can deactivate for security reasons)
- Propagation of Certificates
- Service of the iscsi indicator of microsft
- Netlogon (if you do not log in to the network)
- Network Access Protection Agent
- NetBIOS auxiliary application over TCP / IP (If you are not in a local network of work)
- Service handwriting panel and touch keyboard (If you do not want to use features for touch keyboard or graphics tablet)
- Windows Defender Service (If you do not use the Windows Defender program)
- Windows Error Reporting Service
- Acquisition of Windows images
- Windows Search (If you do not use this feature included in Windows frequently)
- Files offline
- Parental Controls
- Capture Snmp
- Windows Media Player Network Share Sharing Service
- Start of secondary session
- Security Center
In summary, as you see there are several ways and ways to disable unnecessary services in Windows 10, but the management is always done from the Windows service panel. Remember that it is not advisable to leave a service in the “Disabled” state but in “Manual” startup so that whenever it is needed, it can be executed without problem.
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