Windows 10 will automatically load some processes and services after booting, and the number of items loaded directly determines the efficiency of the system operation. If we can “minimize” the system processes or services according to the actual situation, it will effectively improve the system operation efficiency. In addition, when the system fails, the minimized service operation method can also be used to identify the problem.
1. “Minimize” the system using the built-in function to run the system
First, select “Run” from the “Start” right-click menu to open the “Run” dialog box, enter the MSCONFIG command and enter to start the system configuration program.
Under the “General” tab in the System Configuration window, select the “Selective Startup” item and choose only “Load System Services” for the three options under it. The system will not load various startup items and will only run Windows 10 with the default system services (Figure 1). This is the default “minimized” running scheme, which can be used as a method to exclude the influence of external software.
However, the user may have a different “minimized” running scheme in mind than the system default. If there are some startup items that you still want to use, then, while checking “Load Startup Items” above, switch to the “Startup” tab and click “Open Task Manager”; then Then, go to the Task Manager window and disable all the items you don’t use, leaving only the ones you need to use (Figure 2).
In addition, there is another extreme “minimization” scenario, which is to optimize the system on top of the default “minimization” scheme, that is, to turn off all non-Microsoft services and also to turn off some services in the Microsoft Services This means turning off all non-Microsoft services, as well as turning off some of the Microsoft services that we don’t use. First, under the “Services” tab of the system configuration program, hide all Microsoft services, and then disable all other services other than Microsoft’s own (Figure 3); then, unhide all Microsoft services and let all Microsoft Then, unhide all Microsoft services, let all Microsoft services show up again, and select some services you don’t use and disable them (note that some Microsoft security services may not be disabled, but only retained).
2. Minimize the system with the professional software Minimal PC
In addition to minimizing system services using the features that come with the system, we can also use third-party specialized software to do so. For example, using the Minimal PC component of the Puran Utilities suite, you can select the services you don’t need and implement one-click removal (Figure 4).
In addition, we can also use the “System Optimization → Service Optimization” command of the Dism ++ x64 system optimization tool to more easily optimize some unused services with one click (Figure 5).