Windows 8.1 - How to disable unnecessary services

October 2016

You can speed up your Windows 8.1 by disabling unnecessary services. This article explains how to turn off these services in a few clicks:
  • Press [Windows] + [R] to open the Run window.
  • Enter the following command and press Enter: msconfig
  • Go to the "Services" tab.
  • At the bottom option select: "Hide All Microsoft Services".
  • A list of services will be displayed.
  • Disable the ones you deemed unnecessary!

Note that: If you are not sure that a service is vital to the system or not, you can always Google it!

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