How to disable Windows service open up the service window
click start then Run type services.msc click ok
to disable service right click and choose properties then from the properties window Edit start up type and choose disabled and press ok
Some of this service are not useful for most users and it can be disabled
Maintains date and time synchronization on all clients and servers in the network
Loads files to memory for later printing
Note: if you don't have printer you can disable this service
Tablet PC Input Service
Enables Tablet PC pen and ink functionality
Note: if you don't have tablet pc you can disable this service
support for IPv6
Note: IPv6 is not used right now you can disabled this service
Provides support for improving system performance using Flash Memory as cashing memory to improve the system performance
Note: If you planning not to use Readyboost disable this service
Routing and Remote Access
Offers routing services to businesses in local area and wide area network environments
Note: if you don't use VPN you can disable this service
you can disable this service if you don't use Offline Files
Distributed Link Tracking Client
if you have only one computer you can disable this service, if you are on network you won't be able to access to other computers
Shell Hardware Detection
Provides notifications for AutoPlay hardware events.
you will no longer see pop up when you insert device ec (e.g USB , Camera )
Windows Image Acquisition (WIA)
Provides image acquisition services for scanners and cameras
Note: you can disable this service if you don't use camera or scanner on your computer
Windows Error Reporting Service
Allows errors to be reported when programs stop working or responding and allows existing solutions to be delivered
sometimes it can be annoying when every time program stop working , if you get tired of this warning you can disable this and you will no loner see warning message
Alright, alright - we've all gotten our Vista vs. Mac OSX laughs in - now let's get this thread back on track!
1. My monitor profile, calibrated using Spyder 2 Express and set as default, does not always load up on first booting the computer. It will finally load if rebooted, but is inconsistent. I usually “close” the computer at night using Sleep mode, so this isn’t a big deal. But comes up when new programs are introduced and need to reboot.
Except the outrageous pricing.
Mike Lane wrote:
I just wanted to say that for systems with similar specs, macs are actually CHEAPER than PC's. That said you can get bare bones PC systems whereas macs only go down so far.
Another Nifty Vista Feature that I turn off:
Control Panel > Programs and Features > Turn Windows Features On or Off
Remote Differential Compression
In theory this is supposed to compare Target area with Source when copying files to/from Network/CD/DVD. It is suppose to save time by not copying duplicates that exist. I have found it to add hours to DVD/CD burns when enabled.
I wonder if that could be causing my random network drops when copying files across computers. I'll have to try that when i get home.
Hi Mike, et. al.
I'd love to explore this subject of cost v performance, but think it would be better in a separate thread. Therefore, I will start one by posting my PC, specs and cost, and we can go from there. I'm certainly here to learn from those who know.
Yikes. That's bizzare. Sure there isn't something else at play here? I've never disabled it and my DVD burns (full of data) take about 15 minutes. Most everything I can read on RDC indicates that it's only related to networks and not CD/DVD. I'd be interested to find info to the contrary for sure.
HB, when I read this I laughed a bit - I knew what would happen. From the glance I took at the thread it came to pass. Nice try, but there is no logic when passion is involved. Don't take it personally! They (the zealots on both sides) just can't help it.
This one I can potentially be more helpful with. Next time it happens click on that details option and post a screenshot of everything it says.
If you wanted me to be really helpful around here someone would donate a Mac for me to install Vista on so I could help troubleshoot these things! :ivar
Judging from other users online (and assuming your MiniDump log looks like theres) it seems to be a problem with this build a parallels (5160). Have you got any anti-virus software installed? Some users have reported success after uninstalling their AV software.
You're saavy enough to survive without AV - just make sure you open the 3MB e-mail from me with the .exe file
Hm... no AV installed, RUNNING, though I have several packages, have to, because we need to troubleshoot all the different anti-virus stuff that thwarts our customers all the time.. I will try to update parallels but I thought it was current.
I have a similar issue. Running an HP Vista laptop, I have two monitors (lappie and external) profiled using the latest version of ColorVision's software. Every single time the computer is locked, Vista (I assume) re-profiles my monitors back to their original horrible state. I have to run Profile Chooser and re-select the proper profiles for each monitor. It's maddening. Anyone have a solution?
I've looked at all the settings and tried to look for a solution for this... whenever I boot up the computer, the start menu has all the default programs back, no matter how many times I remove them. I went to customize start menu and unchecked default programs but they still come back. The ones I've "pinned" to the start menu are fine though. But the recently run programs always get replaced by the default ones, which is annoying. Anyone know how to 'fix' this?
It was easy and worked like a charm. Here's the link. Hope this helps anyone else with this problem out.