Safely turnOFF some windows services which are not used

Written By Akshay Prabhale on Monday, June 23, 2008 | 9:20 AM

Some of the windows services starts with the windows eating up the memory. and if they are not used by you then you can stp them from starting with windows. You can reenable them when you need it.

To check the services program...goto

start -> run ->type" services.msc " (without quotes) -> and hit enter.

There will be a list of services...Some common services you can check and stop them according to your need..
To stop a service..double click the desired service and click on stop button. To stop that service from startup..select "disabled" instead of Automatic from the startup type option


  • Error Reporting Service - stop the alert of send and dont send error
  • Help and Support - You can safely turn this feature off..as no one uses this
  • Indexing Service - keep it on of you use windows search..because..this makes the search faster
  • Messenger - Windows messenger. turn it OFF..if you dont use it.
  • Telnet - Turn this OFF..if you dont use it.
  • Uninterruptible Power Supply - Turn this OFF...if you don't have an UPS



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