1. Joined : Oct 2015
    Midwest
    Posts : 65
    Windows 10 Pro 64bit
       29 Oct 2016 #1

    Windows 1607 (AU) sludge -Scheduled Tasks/Start Ups


    I finally had to go to Windows 1607, thanks to the update that doesn't let you resched/change reboot times. Now I've been on it about 2 weeks. My startup, restart, and shutdown times are very slow!
    I finally made time to start looking for ways to optimize. I have a utility that manages startup items, and I use it frequently.
    It's broken down by Startup Programs, Scheduled Tasks, PlugIns, Application Svcs, and Windows services.
    The Startup Programs I can determine if they should startup with Windows. But it gets much cloudier on the other four
    categories.
    Get this: There are 78 Scheduled Tasks and all but about 10 are Enabled. Almost all of them are Windows, and I'm clueless what most of them do. I've done it before - Googled any of the tasks that I don't understand, then decided if i could disable them. But as many times as I've had to reinstall Windows 10 for various reasons, I just don't have the energy or motivation to look up 40-50 tasks.
    There are 75 Application Services, again - Mostly Windows and I don't know what many of them do.
    Then, drum roll..... Services. I have 242 of them. Some I can easily spot because they're from my applications, or they're obvious Windows services that I know if I need or not.

    So, does anyone know of a template more or less, that gives a standard recommended list of what Windows Needs to run? I think Viper still publishes lists of services - I haven't gotten that far since the Windows AU. And he always broke down several versions based on which Windows version, Home/Pro, Performance/Safe, etc. But those Scheduled Tasks and Application Services are a lot to peruse, and even if I take the time to Google them, I could still misinterpret the definition and disable something and blow up my system.

    And I built this computer with some pretty high end components almost 2 years ago. It was built for speed at the time, and it should still be pretty fast. And until I clean up all this crap that's running (probably much of it needlessly) I don't feel like I can really troubleshoot to see if I have a hardware issue.

    Any help out there? Thx
      My System SpecsSystem Spec


  2. Joined : Sep 2014
    Posts : 2,914
    Windows 10 Pro
       29 Oct 2016 #2

    While you certainly CAN go about things like you intend, I just want to warn you that in my experience 90+% of the time people have problems with Windows 10 is after they have tried to "customize". In other words, you're increasing your risk of having problems in the future if you do this.

    But, it's your system, do with it as you wish.
      My System SpecsSystem Spec


  3. Joined : Oct 2015
    Midwest
    Posts : 65
    Windows 10 Pro 64bit
       30 Oct 2016 #3

    I appreciate your input, and I don't ever go after it with a butcher knife. It's just that this go around with my PC being so slow, and me seeing at least 1/3 more startup items than previously - I'm sorta desperate. I just want some of my performance back.
      My System SpecsSystem Spec


  4. Joined : Sep 2014
    Posts : 2,914
    Windows 10 Pro
       30 Oct 2016 #4

    One of the things to keep in mind is that one reason you may see more items is that Windows does certain optimizations. For instance, if you have a low amount of memory, Windows will run many of your services under a single service handler exe, but when you have more memory it will run them separately as their own. So this will make it look like there are more services, but in reality it's the same, they're just running individually to gain more performance.
      My System SpecsSystem Spec


  5. Joined : Jan 2015
    UK, Midlands
    Posts : 6,207
    Win 10 Pro (1607)
       4 Weeks Ago #5

    Hi, question is, what's making your system slow.

    Try:
    1. a clean boot vs a normal boot
    2. try disabling fast start-up
    3. Perform a proper analysis using xperf and xbootmgr
    Windows Performance, Speed Up Boot Time, Xbootmgr | TechNet
    Analyzing a Slow Boot with Windows Performance Recorder Helge Klein
    (Very technical though and not for the faint-hearted).
    4. Grab a spare HDD and do a fresh install of Win 10 for test purposes, and see how that runs. If that's faster, it's not a Windows problem per se.
      My System SpecsSystem Spec


  6. Joined : Oct 2014
    Trnava
    Posts : 1,625
    Windows 10 Pro x64
       4 Weeks Ago #6

    hooked said: View Post
    My startup, restart, and shutdown times are very slow!
    For staters make sure, that you do NOT have "Standard SATA AHCI Controller" installed in IDE Controllers.
      My System SpecsSystem Spec


  7. Joined : Oct 2015
    Midwest
    Posts : 65
    Windows 10 Pro 64bit
       4 Weeks Ago #7

    dalchina said: View Post
    Hi, question is, what's making your system slow.

    Try:
    1. a clean boot vs a normal boot
    2. try disabling fast start-up
    3. Perform a proper analysis using xperf and xbootmgr
    Windows Performance, Speed Up Boot Time, Xbootmgr | TechNet
    Analyzing a Slow Boot with Windows Performance Recorder Helge Klein
    (Very technical though and not for the faint-hearted).
    4. Grab a spare HDD and do a fresh install of Win 10 for test purposes, and see how that runs. If that's faster, it's not a Windows problem per se.

    Oh my, thanks for all that info. I'll try anything new to troubleshoot. And no.... I don't have any SATA/IDE mix ups. Ha ha
    I had already thought about installing windows on a spare drive. But I really want to use my primary drive, it's much faster. So I will be trying your advice.
    Thx
      My System SpecsSystem Spec


 


Similar Threads
Thread Forum
Game stuck on loading screen because of possible scheduled tasks
Hello, I've been playing Runes of Magic for a few months now. Everything is fine except when Windows 10 installs a new update. I either have to reinstall the game or rollback to the previous version of Windows. The problem I am having is...
Gaming
Scheduled Tasks - Conditions and Settings cannot be set
Hi. I'm new to Windows 10, but just installed my first instance of Windows 10 Pro on an older laptop with a new SSD. Right now I'm configuring the system, installing software, creating tasks, all that good stuff. The user account I'm using is an...
General Support
Find "Wake up from sleep" Scheduled Tasks
Other than going through each and every task in the task scheduler, is there a way to see those that are allowed to wake the machine while it is sleeping? My PC woke up this morning at 3:30 am. It then went back to sleep about ten minutes later. ...
Performance & Maintenance
Solved Task Scheduler Errors - SPP & other scheduled tasks
Hi, Been noticing a number of errors when I open task scheduler for e.g. SVC Restart Task - The task XML contains a value that is incorrectly formatted or out of range" Other than the aforementioned task there are errors with the following: a)...
General Support
Rollback to Win 8.1 or 7 corrupts scheduled tasks
Due to Nitro Reader problem reported in another thread, I rolled back to Win 7. I found none of the scheduled tasks I had created worked. Opening Task Scheduler presented me with 62 error messages indicating my tasks, and many others created by...
Software and Apps
Our Sites
Site Links
About Us
Windows 10 Forums is an independent web site and has not been authorized, sponsored, or otherwise approved by Microsoft Corporation. "Windows 10" and related materials are trademarks of Microsoft Corp.

© Designer Media Ltd

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 05:11.
Find Us
Twitter Facebook Google+



Windows 10 Forums