How To Disable Services In Windows 7


Optimizing Windows start-up speed and overall system performance involves uninstalling unnecessary programs, tweaking various system settings, removing unwanted start-up items, and disabling services.

Along with Windows, a number of services start. There are several unnecessary services that run in the background and take enough amount of system resources. While there are programs available to speed up your PC by automatically performing above mentioned jobs, most of those good programs aren’t available for free.

So, what’s is a service? A service is an application type that runs in the system background without a user interface. Services provide core operating system features, such as web serving, event logging, file serving, printing, cryptography, and error reporting.


At times, you might want to disable one or more services to free up some system resources and speed up your PC. For example, you can safely disable Print Spooler service if your system is not connected to a printer. Not to mention that disabling unnecessary services will speedup your Windows as well.

If you’re not sure what all services to disable in order to speed up your Windows 7 machine, you could install programs such as Services Manager to safely disable unnecessary services. And if you want to disable one or more specific services in Windows 7, you can follow the given below instructions to safely disable services.

So, here is how to disable a service in Windows 7:

Step 1: Type services.msc in Start menu search box and hit enter to open Services window.

start menu

Step 2: Once the Services windows is opened, locate the service that you want to disable.

Step 3: Double-click on the particular service to open Properties.

Windows 7 services

Step 4: Under the General tab, change Startup type of the service to Disabled to disable the particular service and then click Apply button to save the change.

Disable services

Step 5: You are done!

We also encourage you check our 55 free tweaking and customization tools for Windows 7 guide to know all free tools available for Windows 7.

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Dylan Austin


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