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  1.    18 Nov 2015 #11
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    Ubuntu14.04x64 MintMate17x64 Win10Prox64

    Here's a good place for reference and will show you the whole list of services with their descriptions/default settings and also suggest if the services can be safely disabled:
    Black Vipers Windows 10 Service Configurations » Black Viper | www.blackviper.com

    This is something that depends on how you want to setup your PC. Services that you don't need can be disabled. For example: I don't use Homegroup Network, Remote Desktop, Send report to MS, offline, Windows Search etc... so I just disable them.

    In addtition, Third party software often install their services and set them to: Automatic, You can safely set them to Manual.
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  2.    19 Nov 2015 #12
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    Thanks, about what to be expected.
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  3.    19 Nov 2015 #13
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    Thanks alot, very useful info intel.
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  4.    19 Nov 2015 #14
    Join Date : Aug 2015
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    Windows 10 Pro

    "Windows Connect Now" service is the one known to be responsible for rogue cell phones appearing in the network environment. One can disable it for that reason.

    Also, if you are not using HomeGroups and are annoyed by its constant presence in the File Explorer tree, you can disable both HomeGroup services.

    So far this appeared to be a safe thing to do. But it might change in the future, as it happened with such services DHCP, Windows Firewall and some others.
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  5.    19 Nov 2015 #15
    Join Date : Aug 2015
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    Windows 10 Pro

    Quote Originally Posted by topgundcp View Post
    In addtition, Third party software often install their services and set them to: Automatic, You can safely set them to Manual.
    That's true, but keep in mind that it does not always work. Garmin Express software, for one example, does not bother to launch its Garmin device update service. If the service is changed to Manual startup, the software itself fails to launch.

    One can either keep it Automatic, or remember to manually launch the service before running the front-end software.
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  6.    19 Nov 2015 #16
    Join Date : Aug 2015
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    10 pro 64 clean install

    Quote Originally Posted by topgundcp View Post
    Here's a good place for reference and will show you the whole list of services with their descriptions/default settings and also suggest if the services can be safely disabled:
    Black Vipers Windows 10 Service Configurations » Black Viper | www.blackviper.com

    This is something that depends on how you want to setup your PC. Services that you don't need can be disabled. For example: I don't use Homegroup Network, Remote Desktop, Send report to MS, offline, Windows Search etc... so I just disable them.

    In addtition, Third party software often install their services and set them to: Automatic, You can safely set them to Manual.
    That's what I usually do right after a clean install and I haven't experienced any problems as of yet
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  7.    19 Nov 2015 #17
    Join Date : Jun 2015
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    windows 10

    A good site to check out is http://www.blackviper.com/. A lot of good info there about what services are needed and not necessary. Sorry didn't notice first post on this page.
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  8.    19 Nov 2015 #18
    Join Date : Oct 2014
    Posts : 760
    Windows 7

    Quote Originally Posted by topgundcp View Post
    In addtition, Third party software often install their services and set them to: Automatic, You can safely set them to Manual.
    Not always true. In fact it is often false.

    When set to manual an application CAN start the service if it is needed. But it is not safe to assume this will actually happen. In many cases an application that requires a service will simply fail if it is not running, without testing if the service is running or make any attempt to start it. And there may not even be an informative error message. The only services you can be sure are safe to set on manual are those that are are set that way by default.
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  9.    20 Nov 2015 #19

    Quote Originally Posted by hofkar View Post
    Hello, my pc is full of sevices. It is perhaps ok to have so many sevices
    for free, but is it really necessary? The default security settings was
    kind of low when stating up my new pc, is all services calling themselves
    Microsoft really Microsoft? How to find out which ones to stop, enable or
    eraise? Are all this services slowing down the computer? Is the war out there
    also in here?
    hofkar
    Here's a page that describes which Windows10 services can be set to "manual" or "disabled" on an average user's machine.
    Link: Black Vipers Windows 10 Service Configurations » Black Viper | www.blackviper.com

    Note: It's best to do a few at a time, restart your computer and use it for a day. Ensure that you're satisfied before tweaking a few more services.

    The only fly in the ointment is that Windows-10 is undergoing so many updates, that some services are set back to automatic during the update. Never had this happen on Windows-7... probably because Win-7 was a "mature" O.S.. No major ongoing updates the past 2 years.
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  10.    24 Nov 2015 #20
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    Quote Originally Posted by CountMike View Post
    If they were not important, they would not be there. If you look around you'll see that many are activated "Manual, triggered by..." only and many run just at startup. If you want to, you can check dependencies of each one and than decide if you want them running or not just don't be surprised if anything goes wrong.
    If you look in Task manager you can see which processes take resources and how much.
    Thankyou, I can see in horizon what my hobby work will be the next months...
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