This is one of our favorite tricks for computer speed up.
There are a number of programs that automatically start when you boot up your PC. Unless you are a super-advanced user, many of them you’ll never use.
There’s a need trick in Windows where you can set these services to “Manual” — which means they won’t start up unless you specifically request them to be activated. Doing so will save valuable memory space and precious computer-processing time.
Step One is to get to the screen that lets you toggle them to Manual. From your desktop, right-click on your My Computer icon and select the Manage Option. Then click on Services and Applications. Then click on Services.
Step Two is to toggle to Manual the unneeded services. Below is an alphabetical list of services that, for most users, can be set to Manual. To set them to Manual, click on each service’s “Startup Type” (which may already be set to Automatic, Disabled, or Manual). After you click, select the Properties option, and then change the “Startup type” (via the drop-down menu) to Manual. IMPORTANT: Do NOT select Disable. Only select Manual.
Here’s the list of services to set to Manual:
* Application Management
* Cryptographic Services
* Distributed Transaction Service
* Error Reporting Service
* Fast User Switching Compatibility (only turn this to Manual if you are the only user of your computer)
* Indexing Service (you can safely set this to Manual if you don’t use Window’s search function often)
* MS Software Shadow Copy Provider
* NetMeeting Remote Desktop Sharing
* Portable Media Serial Number
* Remote Desktop Help Session Manager
* Remote Procedure Call (RPC) Locator
* Remote Registry (This is an an exception to the “no Disable” rule; this service is a Security Risk; DISABLE it ASAP.)
* Secondary Logon
* Task Scheduler (Only set this to Manual if you don’t schedule any unattended tasks.)
* Terminal Services
* Uninterruptible Power Supply
* WMI Performance Adapters