Stop Unnecessary Services In Windows 10

This article contains a list of Windows 10 services that can be stopped, changed status to manual or disabled, to improve performance and speed, without destabilizing or affecting operating system functionality.
Although the title of this page uses the term “unnecessary services,” we must understand that all Windows 10 services are necessary, but not for the majority regular users like us.
Many of them start features that most of us do not use or care.
This list that we share is non-exclusive; you must analyze by himself if some of the services are related to necessary functions.

Windows 10 services

How to manage and configure Windows 10 services:

Services panel is used to operate all windows ten services.
To open it do the following:
– Right-click on the icon of this computer (My PC) and from the menu select Manage.
– In the Computer Management window select Services.
– For more convenience choose the “Standard” tab at the bottom of the window.
The services are ordered by name, although we can click on the columns Status or Type of startup, to list them by these parameters.

Windows 10 services


There are four types of the startup:

Automatic: Indicates that the service is initiated by the system or another service automatically.
Automatic (Start delayed); It starts after Windows has fully begun.
– Manual; The service starts by an application or some function by a user.
– Manual (trigger start); Starts if there are not too many services running.
– Disabled; Service disables by the user and can not start again.

Clicking on one of the services in the list opens the Properties panel.
In your General tab, we can start, stop, pause or resume or start the selected service.
Also, define the Start Type.

Windows 10 services














In the Dependencies tab of the same Properties panel, we can know if the service we want to manage depends on some system component or if (more importantly) some system component depends on this service to start.

 Windows 10 Services to Disable:

In Windows 10, Microsoft includes at least 50 new services and eliminates some used in previous operating systems.
The following list of services that you can stop, set to Manual status in case they are for a particular task or Disable completely.

Manager of downloaded maps (MapsBroker): You can disable it if you do not use the Maps application.
Dmwappushservice (WAP insertion message routing service): Disable it to disable Telemetry &and Data Collection by Microsoft.
GamesAppIntegrationService:  For gamers. disable if you are not.
IP Helper (Provides compatibility with IPv6 technology): You can freeze it and set it to manual.
Print queue (Spooler): You can stop it and put it in the Manual state that does not use a printer.

Geolocation Service (lfsvc): You can stop it if you do not use geolocation services and those who want to keep the privacy.
Remote Registry: (Allows you to modify the Windows Registry settings remotely from another computer). You can disable it for security purposes.
Auxiliary NetBIOS over TCP/IP (lmhosts) application: It is stoppable and people who do not use their equipment on a local network, disable it.
Security Center: It regularly observes the system, checks different parameters of the antivirus, firewall, Windows Update, user control and displays notifications by taking action.

Program Compatibility Assistant Service: Stop it and set to manual.
Diagnostic tracking service: Close it, and Telemetry and data collection by Microsoft will stop too.
Handwriting panel service & touchpad: Stop it and it is for touch monitors.
Windows Defender service: Disable it if you are using some other antivirus.
Windows Error Reporting Service (WerSvc): Disable this if you do not wish to send error reports to MS. By default, It is in the manual state and starts with any mistake.
Windows Update (Windows Updates): Stop it if have limited bandwidth or data.

In addition to the above services, many others that you can stop and set as Manual and are there by the computer manufacturer.
They Found mainly in Laptops for technical assistance, information, and promotion of new products.
Its name begins with that of the manufacturer (HP, Intel, Cyberlink, Realtek, etc.)
After configuring the necessary services, you only have to close the Services panel and restart Windows.

How to save the configuration in Windows 10 services:

Those who want to save a file with the default configuration of the services and then modify it can do so by exporting the following registry key as a REG file:

Notifications of activating the Security Center in Windows 10:

After disabling the Security Center service, we will start receiving annoying Windows notifications at each startup, indicating that the Security Center is active.

To stop them do the following:

  1. In the Settings panel, open System -> Notifications and Actions
  2. Disable: “Show me Windows suggestions” and “Show me notifications of applications.”
  3. Below the Show notifications of these applications, disable “Security and maintenance” (in some versions of Windows this option does not appear).

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