1.    11 Sep 2017 #1

    disabling unused program(s) ?


    did some tweaking to speed up lagging pc. and was wondering -within the services list, could I disable "fax" since I never use it. and wondering what would happen if disable geolocation too

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  2.    11 Sep 2017 #2

    When you look at fax in services.msc its set to manual which means it'l only run when triggered. Most of the time its dormant so you could disable it.

    Some software may use the geolocation one like Weather app for instance.
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  3.    11 Sep 2017 #3

    can I disable geo? I don't use weather app
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  4.    11 Sep 2017 #4
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    Performance gain from disabling such functions is almost negligible. The biggest gain by a long way that I got was disabling the Cortana voice service which was continuously using around 6-8% of my CPU. Now I just have the Search function, this dropped to 0%.

    As for disabling geolocation, you can disable it, but there are lots of apps that may depend on it. Why not just set to to manual rather than automatic and then it will start on demand if needed. Frankly, it will have sfa benefit to you anyway.
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  5.    11 Sep 2017 #5

    @cereberus how did you disable the voice?
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  6.    11 Sep 2017 #6

    Cortana is fully disabled on my end, no worries. as for geo location, ill leave it be. cheers
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  7.    11 Sep 2017 #7
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    Quote Originally Posted by swarfega View Post
    @cereberus how did you disable the voice?
    Enable or Disable Cortana in Windows 10 Windows 10 Apps Features Tutorials
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