In Windows, there are certain services that we may not need and that are loaded every time we start the computer, which can cause our computer to perform poorly. Let’s see what they are and what we can do with them.
The Windows operating system is the most widely used software in the computer world, which the vast majority of us use every day.
Well, both in Windows 10 and in Windows 11 there are services that start with the operating system that are not necessary for the use that we are going to give to the computer and, therefore, are superfluous .
All of these services can be removed or changed, so we can run the computer less at startup and thus make it lighter.
Before getting to the heart of the matter, it should be clear that the part of Windows that we are going to enter and manipulate has its share of danger, as we can cause operating system failures. We just want you to be very sure which services you are going to remove, if it’s not clear it’s always best to leave it as is.
Where do we need to go to configure Windows services?
In order to modify or remove the services that start with the Redmond operating system, we have to go to a part of the software where we can manage them at will.
The path is extremely simple and just follow these steps:
The first thing we are going to do is write in the Windows taskbar (the magnifying glass in the case of Windows 11) the following: services.msc We have to run it like Administrator. Now that we are inside, we observe a series of services that we are going to modify or remove. When you double-click on one of the services, a new window appears, in which we have to choose what we want to do with it. More or less in the central part we will see what it says Start type, If we open the drop-down list, we see that we have several options such as Automatic, manual or by deactivating it. Once selected, you just need to click on To apply and then in Accept.
Now that we know where we can disable or change a service’s startup type, it’s time to figure out which ones we can change to make the system run more smoothly.
Always being very careful with what we choose and, as we said in the lines above, if we are not sure, it is best to leave it as is.
Services that we can deactivate
Always taking into account our own needs and equipment, we have services that can be turned off without a problem, especially if we are never going to use them.
These are the first ones that we have to deactivate, precisely because it is absurd to have services on the computer taking up memory, but they will not have the possibility of being freed.
Downloaded maps manager: If you never use the Maps app, you can turn off this service, although we advise you to set it to manual. Natural authentication: If you do not have any type of fingerprint reader or service to unlock the device, you can deactivate this service. Print spooler: This service is only needed for those who have a printer connected, so it can be disabled if it does not. Fax: As the name suggests, it is quite normal to disable this option, as people who have faxes connected to the computer are rare. Network connection: If you use the computer at home, this is the one you almost certainly won’t use, as it is responsible for creating a secure communication between the computer and a domain controller to authenticate users. It can be deactivated without any problem. Support service for program compatibility: This option can be deactivated, but it is better to leave it in manual, since it is this which takes care of the compatibility of the program with the old software. Windows biometric service: by the name you will have already had an idea of ââwhat it is. If you don’t have biometric hardware, you can safely disable it. BitLocker Encryption Service: Unless you are using BitLocker, it is best to have it manual.
WAP push message routing service (dmwappushservice): this service sends telemetry and error data to Windows. It can be disabled. Handwriting panel and touch keyboard service: you can turn it off unless you have such material. Diagnostic follow-up service: in this case it is also used to measure telemetry so that we can turn it off. Windows Insider Service: If you are not part of the Insider program, you can disable it or put it in manual. Propagation of the certificate: If you do not use any type of certificate to access certain websites or programs, you can disable this service, Windows Defender Firewall: If you already have software with a firewall, you can turn off Windows, always being very clear that there is no software that depends on it to run. Windows Mobile Hotspot Service: it is the service used to share the Internet connection of a mobile phone with our computer. The best would be to leave it in manual. Windows Update: It is a service that is not a good idea to turn it off at all, but if you have a great lack of performance, this is one of the functions that consumes the most. If you turn it off, you’ll be forced to go back and turn it on from time to time to receive any updates that come out.
Then you can disable those that depend on the programs that we have installed, when everyone has to decide what you want to stay and what can be turned off.
It is clear that if we have a powerful and technologically advanced computer, turning off this type of service will not be of significant benefit and in some cases it will even go completely unnoticed.
It is also true that lately these services behave better than they did in other older versions of Windows where it was really noticeable when removing these kind of services,
But just like we say what you just read, we are also clear that in computers limited by not having too powerful hardware, these changes in Windows services can make the device perform better. , fluid and with correct operation.
Do not think that the same fluidity is achieved on the first day of release from the computer, but it achieves higher performance than previously displayed.