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I made a registry file, that turns off all the junk services for Vista. I made this last year, so its been beta tested on multiple computers. Performance greatly increases. I left the visuals on, so you will still have your pretty GUI.




It is for Vista Ultimate 32 bit Service pack 1, although you could probably adapt it to other versions with minor tweaking.



You can't really do harm with this file, it just turns off the same switches, as going into services.msc
 

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Yes, I'd like it. PM sent.
 

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To see what is inside, the "code", so to speak, just right click on it and click edit. Or open up with notepad. You should be able to figure out the services I turned off.


To actually use it, just double click and add to registry. Then restart the computer, because it will not take effect until you restart.
 

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Out of interest can you list like the top 5 or top 10 things to disable and state what you lose by doing so?

I understand this is time consuming and have no problem if you don't want to create a list.

I rather disable the services manually myself but I need to know what each does in reality, apart from reading the windows description/title for each service.
 

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Originally Posted by ps24eva /forum/post/15526801


Vista will tell you exactly what to turn back on, if needed.


This was not the case during pre-sp2 XP days.

This has hosed my VMC. It starts up but when I execute LiveTV it stops running and tells me to close the program.


Any suggestions?
 

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Can you roll back?


There was absolutely no way I was going to run this on my machine without knowing exactly what it disables. As I read through it, I saw that it disabled remote desktop and a few other things that I use all the time. So, I didn't bother with it.
 

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Originally Posted by grittree /forum/post/15523622


It seems strange to disable all Media Center services on a HTPC.

Not if you use something other than VMC for your PVR software. Disabling Media Center services are recommended in that case so VMC doesn't interfere (like locking tuners).

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Originally Posted by Mr.D /forum/post/15545492


This has hosed my VMC. It starts up but when I execute LiveTV it stops running and tells me to close the program.


Any suggestions?

You can download Vista default settings at:
http://www.blackviper.com/WinVista/registry.htm (SP1 Defaults)
http://www.blackviper.com/WinVista/Archive/registry.htm (pre-SP1 defaults)
 
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