How to Disable Windows Services and Speed up Your PC?

Roshni Khatri

30th Jun'22

Are you looking to get rid of the unnecessary services in windows? Well, we will discuss how to disable the windows and speed up the PC. You might have also noticed that unnecessary background processes can affect the speed of your PC. However, the good news is that you can deactivate these software services. Then they will stop bothering you and your computer will run fast. Nowadays the latest windows are coming with various in-built features and services that can help you on working on the system efficiently. With this you should also know about a review of technical strategies applied in web crawlers as it can help you to crawl the internet for indexing purposes. 

But some features can slow down your system, so it is essential to disable those when you don’t need them. This will help you in speeding your computer. Here we will discuss how you can do this, so let's start.

 

What are the Windows Services?

Windows applications are those services that run in the background of your computer. They help in performing the tasks smoothly and keeping your email server up, calendar updated and managing your files. 

Well, if you need to disable a service then open the service control panel applet and click the disabled checkbox. It is next to the service you want to disable. After you disable the services then it stops running and you will be able to access its settings and functionality. Although there are some aspects that you have to keep in mind while doing this:

  • Some services require administrative privileges to disable, so if you are not the administrator then you would not be capable of stopping these services.

  • Some services may cause other services to stop working correctly. So you should consult the documentation for any service you want to disable for this reason.

  • Disabling a service may cause some issues with your system if it is required by other programs. Thus if you are not sure about any particular service whether it requires or not then consult the documentation for that program. 

 

Speed Up Computer

 

How to Disable Windows Services ?

Windows services are the programs that run in the background and perform tasks for you. Such as keeping the system running smoothly and proper management of files. But we observe that sometimes it slows down the computer and even causes it to crash. Therefore you need to disable the windows. Here are some tips that can help you in it:

  • First, you have to open the start menu and search for services. MSc.

  • When the windows of services open, locate the service you want to disable and double-click on it.

  • Then on General Tab, look for the start-up drop-down menu and choose the Disabled option.

  • After clicking on the Disabled Checkbox, click on the Stop button to disable the services.

  • If you have to reactivate the service later then repeat these steps 2-4 and click on the Enabled checkbox instead of the Disabled checkbox. 

 

Speed Up Your Computer

We all know that windows can be disabled to speed up your PC. This will enable you to free up browsing power and improve the system's performance. Here are some popular Windows services that you can disable, have a look:

Windows Update

You can have by default, windows updates for your PC with the latest drivers and software updates. If you disable this service then you can speed up your PC.

Background tasks

 By default, windows perform various tasks such as checking the updates, sending emails and running the antivirus software. So you can disable these tasks to free up your space and improve your performance. 

Cortana

It is the digital assistance that is included with Windows 10, by disabling this feature you can speed up your system.

File explorer 

It is an inbuilt tool that helps in managing the files, you can disable this tool to speed up your PC.

SharePoint Online

 SharePoint Online is a Microsoft suite of applications for small ventures and work groups. by disabling SharePoint online you can free up the space and increase the speed of the computer.

 

Speed Up Computer

 

Does it Improve Security?

Some people state that they disable the services to improve security. It is simple to remove some services and get the system faster. With this, the modern Windows version is safe in its default configuration. You will see that there is no server running in the background waiting to exploit. The remote services are intended for windows computers on managed networks and are not enabled on your computer. 

For instance, the professional version of windows can be chosen to install the internet information services web server. This server can run in the background just like the system service. In the same way, other third-party servers could run as services too. So we can say that if you install a server in the form of a service and also expose it to the server then this service may create a security problem. Although there are no services like that in the default installed windows, it is by design.

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Disabling Services Can Break Things

Many of the services are not tacked onto windows rather they just happen to be implemented as a service. If you disable these services then windows will stop them from launching. And your computer might lose some functionality. Such a guide may be recommended to disable the windows time service but you won’t see any issue instantly. But what you would notice is that your system will never be able to update and manage your clock time automatically.

 

Conclusion

Windows are already intelligently handled services so there is no option for average windows users to bother with disabling services. Sometimes you might notice that even when you disable a few services then also you won’t notice the performance difference. However, Windows 10 and 11 are working incredibly but still, they can have some slow-down issues. So you can disable all the windows 10 services that are not important to speed up your computer.

 

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A keen observer, who loves to spend time with nature. A fun loving person, enjoys to explore the new aspects of life. Passionate about reading and learning new things. Roshni is dedicated towards her work and has worked in different professions.

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