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What services can I turn off in Vista Home Basic

Discussion in 'Laptops' started by Scott, Jun 17, 2007.

  1. Scott

    Scott Guest

    There is just so much stuff running. I have 2 gig of ram which is the
    max the laptop will hold. Everything is running okay, but just at
    bootup before starting anything else Vista uses so much memory.

    I have 65 processes running at startup. Memory in use 567MB.
    Everything runs smooth, but on my XP desktop only 45 processes and
    only 248MB in use. 11 Instances of svchost running on Vista machine.
    Any ideas on what I can turn off.

    One other question....Vista starts up in power mode (Power Save) and
    says this mode will reduce system performance and I always have to
    switch it to balanced mode. How can i make it startup in Balanced
    mode. I've looked but can find out how to change that setting.
    Scott, Jun 17, 2007
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  2. Am Sun, 17 Jun 2007 16:18:17 -0400 schrieb Scott:
    It's not a bug - it's a feature... :)
    I doubt that you can increase the performance of your system significantly
    by switching off services. Vista is simply a system that is hungry for
    memory. As long as you don't reach the limits of your 2 gig system, things
    should be fine. If you have to run applications using loads of memory such
    as Photoshop - XP might be the better choice as a OS.
    What you can do is looking at tools like
    Although originally developed for XP, the latest versions also work with
    Vista and switch of some of the features. This might in turn save a small
    amount of memory.
    Are you using Vista on a laptop that allows to switch power profiles by a
    specific button? If so then you need to adjust the settings of the related
    program/driver. Usually these tools allow to set different profiles for

    Andreas Schulze-Bäing, Jun 17, 2007
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  3. Scott

    Barrabas Guest

    My XP Pro Toshiba laptop presently has 70 processes
    running using 584 Mb of RAM with 1Gb total.
    The slew of networking services must be expendable,
    but I can't tell which.
    Barrabas, Jun 18, 2007
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