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Know the Services That Can Be Disabled in Windows 7 and Optimize your Computer

Updated on April 4, 2012

Like most operating systems, there are services that can be disabled in Windows 7. Most of the services that are included in the OS are essential. If you are technology savvy, you might actually find them very useful. But if you have reached the point when your computer begins to slow down, disabling some of Windows 7 services can speed up computer.

It is good to know that some services are safe to turn off. On this note, you can rest assured that your computer process is expedited without any risk involved. Continue reading to learn more about the services that can be disabled in Windows 7.

Windows Firewall – If you have a good firewall to protect your computer, you might not need Windows Firewall until your third party service expires or becomes outdated.

Windows Defender – If you have an efficient antivirus or spyware scanner installed, Windows Defender becomes unnecessary.

Adaptive Brightness – If your monitor is not capable of detecting ambient light and cannot automatically adjust the brightness of the display, it is recommended to turn adaptive brightness off.

Application Experience – Application Experience evaluates the compatibility of old programs and automatically searches for updates to solve known errors. If you are sure that you have no outdated programs, you might turn this off. If an error occurs, you can turn it on and let it fix an old program.

Bluetooth Support Service – If you prefer to connect your other devices to your computer using wires, you might not need this service. After all, you can always turn it on during cases where a wire is not available.

Computer Browser – This service is very useful in LAN cases wherein several computers share files. If you are using just one computer, this service is not necessary.

HomeGroup Sharing and HomeGroup Provider – Like the computer browser, you can disable these two services if you do not want to share personal files with other computers.

Diagnostic System Host and Diagnostic Policy – These services detect problems and troubleshoot them. In line with this, these services can provide known resolutions as far as Windows components are concerned. If you are sure that there are no problems, you can disable this too.

Internet Connection Sharing – If you are using a router to let other computers connect to the internet, you can disable this service. Internet Connection Service or ICS is used only when there is no router available to connect other computers to the internet.

Remote Registry – This service allows an external user to access and change your registry keys. This is helpful only if you need remote assistance. If you do not need remote assistance, you do not need this feature too.

There are even more services that are safe to disable. If you want to find them, all you need to do is to explore your operating system and read about the services and what can they do. By knowing the services that can be disabled in Windows 7 and disabling them, you can optimize the efficiency of your computer.


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