How to Disable Useless Services That Cause a Slow Computer

Do you know there are many useless services can cause a slow computer? They not only take memory resource but also can be used by spyware. Technically, service is known as a process to run various process which does not requires user's intervention. Why we need to create this kind of component? Services helps basic programs run smoothly on Windows system and achieve special effects. Obviously, not all the services are necessary. Unwanted services not only take memory resource but also can be used by spyware. Optimizing services can reduce CPU usage to prevent computer get slowdown and crash.We are talking about the free way to speed up your computer.


  • We usually manage service and startup programs using "System Configuration Utility". Slow startup is the typically caused by overload. Microsoft provides us the utility for startup program removal and others.

Part 1
Manage Startup Programs On Your Computer

  1. 1
    Click Start menu and select Run to use the feature. It will show you a "Diagnostic Box". The command is Msconfig.
  2. 2
    Click the OK button to access System Configuration Utility interface. On the top of the window, you should click the "Startup" tab to view the startup programs list.
  3. 3
    Uncheck any items you don't want it to load during computer booting. It will take effect after rebooting. Use Task Manager in Windows 8.

Part 2
Manage Services On Your Computer

  • Your computer runs fast when it was bought. Why it becomes slow? People are not aware that additional services are added to your computer when you install some third-party software. As the result, the CPU usage may reach to a high level and memory is taken away. Then your computer slows down and crashes a lot. That nothing frustrated than getting into the trouble of a slow computer,
  1. 1
    Check the service immediately after installing a new software.
  2. 2
    Open the System Configuration Utility (as described in part 1)
  3. 3
    Select "Services" tab to disable all the items by unchecking the boxes. However, without suggestion, we always make mistake when doing that. Manually disabling service does more harm than good.
  4. 4
    Use system optimization tool as a good choice for disabling services. WinMate is free and can definitely speed up your computer.

Part 3
Clean Up The Desktop Items

  • Deleting the shortcuts only removes the icons. If you want to remove the programs:
  1. 1
    Go to Control Panel.
  2. 2
    Click on Programs and Features
  3. 3
    Uninstall a program

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