Manage Windows Services Easily

by Rohit Khurana on September 10, 2010


For performing specific functions, Windows always keeps on running  a long executable which is known as Windows Service. These services are designed not to require user intervention and some of them keeps on running as you start your computer while some can be manually start later whenever you require them. You can see all these services from Windows Task Manager.

Sometimes you want that some of your windows services doesn’t start automatically when your system boots up because loading many services at the start-up of your Windows, takes time and even slows down your system. So the two ways by which you can manage your services are by launching “MSConfig” or by launching “Services.msc” i.e Services Management Console in the run command of start menu. But the appearance of both these application is very complex and it become difficult to search for a particular services in long list.

So in order to manage your windows services, you can use a tool called Service Suite which can provide solution for all your problems. This is a freeware and the best thing about this tool is that it will show you the details of your services in a very comfortable format.

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This tool will list your services according to their states i.e Automatic, Manual and Deactivated, in three columns. Hence it simplifies your job to find any services by categorizing them in three parts. So instead of searching complete list now you will need to search in columns and that too in full screen mode.

Automatic are the services that start as you boot your system, Manual are services which you start manually whenever you require them and Deactivated are the services which you have disabled. Now as I have already explained above, whenever your start your computer, your system loads all automatic services. So in order to make booting process faster, you can move some automatic services, which you don’t require every time, to manual by just dragging them from automatic to manual.


Before changing any services you can also Export the information of your present services to any desired location, so that if you encounter any problem after changing your services, you will have a backup and restore the services back to earlier state. To restore your services simply import the file which you have exported earlier. To Export/Import services, click on file and then on Export/Import.

You can start, stop and see Registry key of any automatic or manual service by simply right clicking on particular service and then choose the desired operation. For deactivated services, you will first need to change its state to manual or automatic, and then only you will see this option for them.

I will strongly recommend you to make system restore of your computer, before running this tool, so that you will be able to return to your default services, if by mistaken you change some services and affect the performance of your system. When you will open the rar file of this tool, you will see this tool along with two files with name “win7_optimized_x64.xml” and “XP_optimized_x64.xml”. These files are for Windows 7 and Windows XP respectively and you can use them to optimize your system based on BlackViper’s services optimization tips. The only negative thing which I found about this tool is that it gives no service information in the program information. But still it is a excellent tool and is very simple to use.

The size of this tool is 57.7 Kb and it require Microsoft .net Framework version 2.0 or higher. This tool is compatible with all the versions of Windows and has been revived successfully on Windows 7-32 bit edition with Microsoft .net Framework version 4.

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