Disable Windows Unnecessary Services

How to Disable Windows Unnecessary Services?

Services are those programs, which continuously run at windows background and these accomplishes various tasks, necessary for running windows correctly. There are plenty of such services, which are able to utilize many resources. The great thing is that many services out of these are useless and can be disabled without any difficulty. You can check out the list of the services and focus on the description to decide whether they are useful or not. You can also enable the service if you need them, which were previously turned off. These are the steps to follow for disabling the window services. 

  • Go to Start Click > Programs > Administrative Tools > Services. Alternatively, you can also follow

Start > Run > type the service name

  • Now Click on the Services
  • Then, you will have to read the service description to decide which service is useful and which is not, so that you can disable it.
  • After deciding about the service that you would like to disable Right Click > Properties > Change “Startup Type” to “Manual” after that click stop the service.
  • After the next restart, the service disabled by you will not appear.

 

These are the some of the service, which you can disable without any difficulty.

  • Computer Browser
  • Automatic Update
  • Help and Support
  • Indexing Service
  • Secondary Logon
  • Task Scheduler
  • Messenger
  • Error Reporting
  • Remote Registry
  • Protect Storage
  • Routing and Remote Access
  • Net meeting

 

 Our Conclusion

Windows services are necessary for running it efficiently. As per our opinion, you should not disable the service to prevent you system from damage. If you disable some vital service, then your computer might not work efficiently. It is recommended that you should not turn off the services.

Watch Your Favorite Movies and Other Digital TV programs By Using SkyBoxS9

Now You Can Watch Your Favorite Movies and Other Digital TV programs By Using SkyBoxS9

Many Digital Satellite Recorders to record movies are available in the market like Dreambox 800HD, but they are not so supportive to Personal Video Recording and not even capable with High Definition. If you are looking for one with High Definition and Personal Video Recording then here comes the name of Skybox S9 HD PVR. This device will allow you to receive and watch HD channels on your digital television and decode them with the facility of recording the channels at any time for media playback using USB 2.0 port. For doing so, you need to follow few below mentioned steps:

Connect your USB thumb drive to Skybox PVR. Within seconds, you will prompt with a message of ‘USB Device Connected’ on your television screen indicating that it is connected properly to TV.

 

After this, switch to your favorite channel, and press the ‘Record’ button from your remote control. It will display the total time and length that it will take to record. The default time of recording is 2 hours depending on your computer’s memory capacity and you can choose it based on your own interest. Once finished with this, press ‘Stop’ button to stop the recording procedure.

Before Moving your recorded program or movies to your external PC for viewing and storage, make sure your program is recorded with the file extension name (.dvr format) by going to Menu-REC-Record Manager and you could view the recorded files with the facility to control like Play, Stop, Rewind, forward etc on your remote control.

These files can be easily moved and shared with others with the Windows Media Player’s playback compatibility and by following these simple steps, you can be enable to record your favorite movies with the help of Skybox S9 HD PVR without any trouble.

Delete Wrong Programs From List Of Recommended Programs In Open With Window

Delete Wrong Programs From List Of Recommended Programs In Open With Window

You must have noticed that, if you open a file using a wrong program, the program with which you have opened the file, automatically gets added to the list of recommended programs. This is because, Windows remembers that the file is been opened once using the program. Once added, the program remains in the list of recommended programs forever.

For Example, if you open the file “test.003” using Adobe accidentally although it actually needs to be opened in Notepad, you will notice that Adobe gets added to the list of recommended programs in the “Open With” Window for all files having an extension “.003”.

However, you may remove such wrong programs from the list of recommended programs by using a simple registry trick. Follow the below mentioned steps.

  1. Go to the Start Menu and select “Run”. Type in “regedit” and press “Enter” to open the Registry Editor.
  2. You need to navigate to

 

HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Explorer\FileExts\[file extension]\OpenWithList

[file extension] above corresponds to the file extension for which you wish to remove/delete the wrong program from recommended programs list. For instance, is you wish to remove/delete the wrong program from recommended programs list for the extension “.003” you need to look for that particular extension.

 

  1. Within the right window pane, search for the registry key with its value data matching the wrong program that you need to delete. Once found, right-click on the key and choose the option “Delete” to remove the program. Incase of the above example, you need to delete the key having value data “AcroRd32.exe”.
  2. Exit the Registry Editor.

 

After you are done with the procedure, try to open any file with the extension for which you have just deleted the wrong program. You will see that the wrong program no more appears in the list of recommended programs within the “Open With” Window.

Set Frequently Used Programs As Default In Windows Explorer

 

Set your frequently used Programs as Default in windows explorer using Command Line Switches

 

You have noticed that whenever you click on Windows Explore icons, it displays or opens contents of a specific folder such as My Documents in Widows XP, Documents in Vista, and Libraries in Windows 7. 

 

Windows Explorer launches these programs because they are set as default to open whenever Windows Explorer launches.  Now what if you do not prefer Libraries folder to be opened when you click on Windows open? In order to resolve this problem, users can use CLSID to set their personalized folders as default in Windows explorer.

 

Windows Explorer is the Windows Shell program which works on the base of command-line switches (CLSID). Once Windows Explorer accepts and authenticates these commands, it allows it to execute specific program. As such, Windows 7, Windows XP, Windows Server 2003, Windows 2008, Windows NT 4, and Windows 2000 accepts command line parameters or switches to execute windows explorer program.

 

Note: There are few programs that can be directly accessed from Start menu. It means user can directly get access to Computer, Control Panel, Documents, and Pictures etc folders by navigating to start menu. Therefore, set those programs as default in Windows Explorer icon which cannot directly get accessed.

 

The CLSID is a particular object that used in making changes in settings of Windows Explorer in order set default programs according to user preferences. Once you set your program default then you will be able to get direct access to them by clicking on Windows Explorer shortcut.

 

Instructions of CLSID to make changes in order to set your program as default in Windows Explorer

 

My Computer
%SystemRoot%\explorer.exe /E,::{20D04FE0-3AEA-1069-A2D8-08002B30309D}

My Documents
%SystemRoot%\explorer.exe /N,::{450D8FBA-AD25-11D0-98A8-0800361B1103}

Recycle Bin
%SystemRoot%\explorer.exe /N,::{645FF040-5081-101B-9F08-00AA002F954E}

Network Neighborhood
%SystemRoot%\explorer.exe /N,::{208D2C60-3AEA-1069-A2D7-08002B30309D}

Default Web Browser or Navigator (IE, Firefox, Safari, Google Chrome)
%SystemRoot%\explorer.exe /N,::{871C5380-42A0-1069-A2EA-08002B30309D}

Computer Search Results Folder
%SystemRoot%\explorer.exe /N,::{1F4DE370-D627-11D1-BA4F-00A0C91EEDBA}

Network Search Results Folder
%SystemRoot%\explorer.exe /N,::{E17D4FC0-5564-11D1-83F2-00A0C90DC849}

Web Folders
%SystemRoot%\explorer.exe /N,::{20D04FE0-3AEA-1069-A2D8-08002B30309D}\::{BDEADF00-C265-11D0-BCED-00A0C90AB50F}

Control Panel
%SystemRoot%\explorer.exe /N,::{20D04FE0-3AEA-1069-A2D8-08002B30309D}\::{21EC2020-3AEA-1069-A2DD-08002B30309D}

Printers and Faxes
%SystemRoot%\explorer.exe /N,::{20D04FE0-3AEA-1069-A2D8-08002B30309D}\::{21EC2020-3AEA-1069-A2DD-08002B30309D}\::{2227A280-3AEA-1069-A2DE-08002B30309D}

Scanners and Cameras
%SystemRoot%\explorer.exe /N,::{20D04FE0-3AEA-1069-A2D8-08002B30309D}\::{21EC2020-3AEA-1069-A2DD-08002B30309D}\::{E211B736-43FD-11D1-9EFB-0000F8757FCD}

Fonts
%SystemRoot%\explorer.exe /N,::{20D04FE0-3AEA-1069-A2D8-08002B30309D}\::{21EC2020-3AEA-1069-A2DD-08002B30309D}\::{D20EA4E1-3957-11d2-A40B-0C5020524152}

Network Connections or My Network Place
%SystemRoot%\explorer.exe /N,::{20D04FE0-3AEA-1069-A2D8-08002B30309D}\::{21EC2020-3AEA-1069-A2DD-08002B30309D}\::{7007ACC7-3202-11D1-AAD2-00805FC1270E}

Administrative Tools
%SystemRoot%\explorer.exe /N,::{20D04FE0-3AEA-1069-A2D8-08002B30309D}\::{21EC2020-3AEA-1069-A2DD-08002B30309D}\::{D20EA4E1-3957-11d2-A40B-0C5020524153}

Tasks Scheduler
%SystemRoot%\explorer.exe /N,::{20D04FE0-3AEA-1069-A2D8-08002B30309D}\::{21EC2020-3AEA-1069-A2DD-08002B30309D}\::{D6277990-4C6A-11CF-8D87-00AA0060F5BF}

 

You can also specify any folder or directory for Windows Explorer in order to show when it launched, by following the same trick to modify and set as default folder in Windows Explorer.

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Explorer.exe Command Line Syntax 

%SystemRoot%\explorer.exe [/n][/e][,/root],X,[[/Select],Y]

 

Here in this syntax X refers the object and Y sub-object. Here /e switch displays tree view navigation pane of Windows Explorer but display only right pane because /n hides let pane navigation pane. Explorer.exe will explore only root object X and other belongings to X object when / root parameter is available. On the contrary if / root parameter is not available then it will explore X object, its children, with other explorer objects. This sign / choose switch which will be focused on any folder or file.

 

For example: 

%SystemRoot%\explorer.exe /N,%WinDir%\System32,/Select,%WinDir%\System32\Ping.exe

 

The above command is to explore \Windows\System32 folder incorporated focus on Ping.exe program.

 

Tip: Usually, Windows Explorer does not demand full path which is already stored in computer memory however it is good if you mentioned full path. Windows explorer will automatically get accessed to folders that are stored in computer through WinDir.

 

These points and instructions are the tutorial for users to understand clearly the entire mechanism of Windows Explorer as well as be able to change it according your preferences that make your working on computer faster and easier. Be reminded you create right syntax in order to apply correct settings to get access your program instantly by opening windows Explorer.

 

 

 

 

 

How Can I Improve, Enhance, Make Better Browsing Experience With Internet Explorer

Tweak Internet Explorer to Enhance Speed

Most Internet Explorer (IE) users complain about its slow speed, and how much time it takes to start up, and load web pages. However, a few tweaks will ensure that your IE experience becomes twice as fast. This article will tell you how to carry out these minor modifications – all you have to do is follow the steps listed out below.

IE Tweak 1

  1. Launch Internet Explorer, and select the option Tools -> Internet Options.
  2. Select the Advanced tab.
  3. In the Settings field, scroll down to the heading called Multimedia. There, you have to clear the check-boxes next to the following options (as per your preference):
    1. Play animations in webpages
    2. Play sounds in webpages
    3. Show pictures
  4. Click on Apply, and then OK.

However, the problem with this tweak is that it will greatly restrict your internet experience – all at the cost of speed. This might not be an attractive option to many.

IE Tweak 2

  1. Again, open the Internet Options dialog.
  2. Select the Content tab.
  3. Under the AutoComplete section, click on the tab that says Settings.
  4. Clear the check-boxes next to the Forms and User names and password on forms options.
  5. Click on OK.
  6. Click on OK at the Internet Options dialog.

IE Tweak 3

  1. Open the Internet Options dialog, and select the Security tab.
  2. Under the Security level for this zone section, click on the tab that says – Custom Level…
  3. In the list that you see, select the Disable option for any (or all) of the following:
    1. ActiveX controls and plugins
    2. Java
    3. Scripting
  4. Click on OK.
  5. Click on OK in the Internet Options dialog.

This tweak too, like Tweak 1 above, will greatly limit your internet browsing experience and you might not like it. However, if you want speed at all costs, it might be worth it.