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Disabling Unneeded Services
3. When the service is stopped, right-click the service again and select
Properties. On the General tab, look for the Startup Type drop-down
box. Click the arrow on the drop-down box and select Disabled.
4. Click OK. From now on, the system will not start the service during boot,
which should speed up your system start.
Figure 13-8: Use the Services utility to disable unnecessary services.
If you experience unusual behavior or issues with applications on your PC
after disabling services, all changes made in this section can be easily reversed.
Use the Services utility again and re-enable any service that you disabled.
Alternatively, you can restore a system restore point from an earlier time period.
Bare-Bones Service Configuration
To get the maximum performance out of your system, you have the option of
disabling all the services on your computer that are not critical to the system.
This will take away a lot of the core features and conveniences of Windows,
but you will have a much faster machine if you can live without them. The
following is a list of all services that started by default in Windows 8 and can be
safely disabled:
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