1.    09 Feb 2016 #1
    Join Date : Feb 2016
    Posts : 1
    Win-10 Home x64

    Via bootup screen, unable to choose which services startup

    It seems Microsoft has eliminated a feature I once used prolifically: Hardware Profiles. Windows-10 does have a "hardware profile", but it is nothing like what was in XP (or in Win-7, as I understand it). I want to know if there is an alternative in Windows-10 that allows me to control which Services are enabled or disabled from one session to the next, based on the currently selected profile (XP also had User Profile, but that's a different beast, and that still seems to exist in Win-10).

    In the older O/S'es (XP, 2ooo, and NT for sure), you could set up multiple "hardware profiles" (silly name because it related as much to controlling Services as it did to controlling Devices). You give each profile a name, and set which one is the default startup if you let the screen time out. This is like the timeout in a multi-boot menu, and it's a menu that comes up right after the O/S menu if you are multi-booted. If you're single boot, it comes up at that same moment in the boot process.

    Then, in the properties dialog for an individual Service, in the Logon tab (if I recall correctly, or maybe it was a "Startup" tab), those profile names you made will show up as a list allowing you to set enable at bootup or disable at bootup for each profile in that list.

    Am I to understand that this cannot be done under Win-10 ? !!
    Is there a workaround?
    A third party utility?
    A registry tweak?

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  2.    12 Feb 2016 #2
    Join Date : Jan 2015
    UK, Midlands
    Posts : 5,761
    Win 10 Pro (1607)

    Hi, I would guess you've seen this by now:

    So, no, seems not.
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