Microsoft Office Tutorials and References
In Depth Information
Disabling Unneeded Services
Table 13-2
NAME
USE
Superfetch
Provides caching of application information to
speed up application loading. You can disable this
service, but its benefits outweigh the initial
performance decrease of loading the service.
System Event Notification
Service
Monitors system events and reports back to other
COM components.
System Events Broker
Background task support for WinRT application
framework used by all apps in the Windows Store.
Do not disable.
Task Scheduler
Enables you to schedule processes to run at
specified intervals. Windows 8 uses this service for all
background maintenance, which will stop if this
service is disabled. I do not recommend disabling
this service.
TCP/IP NetBIOS Helper
Provides NetBIOS protocol support over a TCP/
IP connection. This is primarily used for machine
name resolutions over a LAN. Do not disable if you
share files between Windows PCs.
Telephony
Provides support for applications to interact with
the modem. Can be disabled as modems are
rarely used these days.
Themes
Provides support for visual styles that enable the
non-classic Windows look. Disabling this service
results in the entire interface reverting to the
classic Windows look.
Thread Ordering Server
Provides thread management and
prioritization for Windows applications and components.
Disabling this service may break applications and
will disable the Windows Audio service.
Time Broker
Provides time- and event-related services
for WinRT application framework used by all
Windows Store apps. Do not disable.
Touch Keyboard and
Handwriting Panel Service
Enables touch keyboard and pen functionality.
Only starts if needed.
UPnP Device Host
Provides the ability to host UPnP devices on your
computer for use on your local network. This
service is required for Windows Media Player library
sharing.
User Profile Service
This is a system-critical service that loads your
user profile when you sign on.
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