How can I remove redundant services in Windows 7 Home Premium?

Mike Dillingham June 24, 2011
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I run Windows 7 64-bit Home Premium. I am the only user of my laptop. Since I am the only user of my PC and I do not share files, is there a way that I can stop the redundant services?

Do I need Microsoft .NET Framework 4 Client Profile, Microsoft .NET Framework 4 Extended, Microsoft .NET Framework 4 Extended Microsoft Visual C++ 2005 Redistributable or Microsoft Visual C++ 2008 Redistributable?

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  1. Mike
    June 30, 2011 at 4:32 am

    Thanks for all for the information
    Greatly appreciated
    Mike

  2. Mike
    June 25, 2011 at 11:05 am

    All the things you mentioned are not services but software frameworks. 

    They are required by certain applications which were developed using those frameworks which is why they were installed in the first place.

    If you uninstall them chances are various of your software, applications or games will no longer work.

    • JoeyDee
      July 3, 2011 at 1:05 am

      Good answer.

  3. Anonymous
    June 25, 2011 at 7:25 am

    Download Autoruns and run it. Click the Services tab, from where you can remove unwanted ones.
    http://technet.microsoft.com/fr-fr/sysinternals/bb963902

    Using the SC.EXE command
    you need to open an elevated Command Prompt to run SC.exe command-line tool.use the following command-line syntax from a Command Prompt window:SC DELETE Where tag represents the short name of a service, and not its display name.
    http://support.microsoft.com/kb/271362

    The Service and driver entries are present under this registry key:

    [HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINESYSTEMCurrentControlSetServices]

  4. Jeffery Fabish
    June 24, 2011 at 10:13 pm

    Yes, you'll need the mentioned services if you want to take advantage of
    any software developed in the .net framework (which is frequent).

    Black Viper has a website which he explains which services you may disable or set to manual. http://www.blackviper.com/2010/12/17/black-vipers-windows-7-service-pack-1-service-configurations/

    To disable file sharing: Start -> Control Panel -> (View By: Icons) Network And Sharing Center -> Change Advanced Sharing Settings (top left): Turn off file and printer sharing and turn off public folder sharing, within both network profiles(home/work & public).

    • JoeyDee
      July 3, 2011 at 1:11 am

      BlackViper's services guides are top notch, IMO. I use his "Safe" configs (with very few exceptions) on all my rigs--XP SP3 Home & 2 "7" SP1 machines.

      Another good XP services, reg tweaks,etc is The ElderGeek: http://www.theeldergeek.com/services_guide.htm

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