Vista Services Optimizer
Vista Services Optimizer is an open source Windows optimization utility that enables you to tweak your Windows services in an easy, automatic and safe way based on the way you use this computer and which hardware and software you use.
Vista Services Optimizer does not require any technical knowledge, as it provides easy to understand options to tune-up your system for better performance and security.
To run Vista Services Optimizer with optimum reliability and performance, your system should match the following requirements:
- Microsoft® Windows™ 7 with Service Pack 1 (32-Bit or 64-Bit).
- Microsoft® Windows™ Vista with Service Pack 2 (32-Bit or 64-Bit).
- Microsoft® Windows™ 8 Developer Preview.
- Microsoft .NET Framework 4 Client Profile.
What is new?
- Services Diagnostics and Automatic TuneUp features will never set Windows services to Disabled startup instead of that unneeded Windows services will be set to Manual startup, this will optimize unneeded Windows services beside this will allow other applications to start those Windows services when needed.
- Improved Services Snapshots can backup all Windows services configurations including third party Windows services.
- Services Manager enables advanced users to control all Windows services and perform advanced functions.
- Quick Control module provides an easy access to Vista Services Optimizer common functions and options directly from your desktop.
- The redesigned Home Window gives you a quick look at your system status and provides an access to Vista Services Optimizer common settings.
- Using Gaming Mode profile, you can switch to Gaming Mode with one click without the need to select which Windows services to be turned off each time.
- You can apply your Services Profiles and Services Snapshots directly from anywhere on your computer without the need to start Vista Services Optimizer or Smart Rescue Center.
Vista Services Optimizer's Home Window provides the following functions:
- General system information like CPU and memory information.
- An access to Vista Services Optimizer's common settings.
- CPU, memory and system drive usage information.
- Useful tips about Vista Services Optimizer.
The Home Window provides a central access to all functions of Vista Services Optimizer:
Diagnoses and fixes Windows services problems.
Optimizes computer performance and security in an easy and safe way based on the current user profile.
Optimizes Windows services manually in an advanced way.
Gives the system a performance boost while playing modern PC games.
Manages your installed services profiles.
Manages and performs advanced functions on installed Windows services.
Restores Windows services default settings.
User Profile dialog box provides easy to understand options to collect information about the way you use this computer and which software and hardware you are using. Depending on the collected information, Vista Services Optimizer will determine the best way for optimizing your Windows services.
You should answer each question with Yes or No for example:
I use the pen of the Tablet PC:
Yes > Tablet PC Input Service will be started and set to Automatic Startup
No > Tablet PC Input Service will be stopped and set to Manual Startup.
Services Diagnostics can inspect your system performance and security status according to the current Windows services configurations and the way you use this computer. It collects information using the current user profile and compare them with the current Windows services status.
To start Services Diagnostics test click Diagnose.
In the Diagnostics Results tab, you will see two main categories User profile Windows services and Critical Windows services , each service is followed by an action that should be applied:
Windows service is optimized, no action required:
This Windows service is already optimized for maximum performance and security.
Windows service is not found:
This Windows service is not installed on your system.
Start the Windows service and set to Automatic startup:
This Windows service should be started and set to Automatic startup.
Stop the Windows service and set to Manual startup:
This Windows service should be stopped and set to Manual startup.
Set the Windows service to Manual startup:
This Windows service should be set to Manual startup.
After performing Services Diagnostics test, check the services you want to fix and click Fix.
Automatic TuneUp can tweak your PC for better performance and security in an easy and safe way according to the current user profile. It will turn off unneeded Windows services without affecting the normal function, this will make your PC faster and more secure.
There are two types of Automatic TuneUp optimization:
Optimize Windows services based on my user profile only:
Automatic TuneUp will only optimize Windows services related to the current user profile.
Optimize all Windows services for maximum performance and security:
Automatic TuneUp will optimize Windows services related to the user profile and also optimize other Windows services that known to be unneeded for normal use and not related to the user profile.
To start Automatic TuneUp, click Optimize.
Manual TuneUp gives you the power to optimize Windows services in an easy, safe and advanced way without getting involved with Windows services names and dependencies.
Manual TuneUp is divided into three main categories:
Performance: contains Windows services that could affect the performance of the system.
Security: contains Windows services that could affect the security of the system.
Network: contains Windows services that could affect the network and the Internet connectivity.
Each Windows service has three options:
Yes > The Windows service will be started and set to Automatic Startup.
Maybe> The Windows service will be set to Manual Startup.
No > The Windows service will be stopped and set to Disabled Startup.
Manual TuneUp tools:
Unlock/Lock the modification of critical services:
Changing the settings of critical Windows services is locked by default to avoid system problems. This button toggles between locking and unlocking the changing of those services settings.
Refresh Windows services status:
Refreshes the listed Windows services to their current status.
Search the selected service information:
Use Google, Yahoo, Bing and Blackviper.com to get detailed information about the selected Windows service.
Create services profile:
Creates a services profile based on your selections.
You can get some information about a specific Windows service like its registry name, display name and description by simply selecting it, the information will show up in the help pane below.
Gaming Mode will give your system an immediate performance boost. Unneeded Windows features will be temporary turned off to free up computer resources and concentrate computer power on programs you are currently using.
Setting up your Gaming Mode profile will determine which functions and background services will be temporary turned off while Gaming Mode is enabled.
Gaming Mode window provides an access to Windows tools that you can use to tweak your system for better performance and to improve your gaming experience.
To turn on Gaming Mode, click Turn on Gaming Mode button.
Gaming Mode Profile:
Limit support for printers and network printers: You will not be able to use your printer or a network printer.
Limit support for digital cameras and scanners: You will not be able to import or scan images from your digital camera.
Limit support for Tablet PC devices: You will not be able to use Tablet PC devices like the pen and other input devices.
Switch to classic Windows theme: Use classic Windows style for the appearance of windows, menus and buttons.
Turn off transparent Windows with 3D glass effects: Complex transparent, 3D effects and taskbar's thumbnails will be turned off.
Turn off accessing and sharing files over the network: You will not be able to share files and devices over your network and you will not be able to access shared resources.
Turn off Windows searching and indexing service: Indexing of your files and e-mails will be turned off to save computer power.
Turn off Windows Media Center services: Windows Media Center functions will recording of TV programs and TV and FM broadcast reception will be turned off.
Suspend Windows Automatic Update: Automatic Windows Update which runs in the background will be temporary suspended to save computer power.
Suspend scheduled disk defragmentation: Scheduled disk defragmentaion of your hard disk will be temporary suspended to save computer power.
Turn off Windows Diagnostics service: Windows Diagnostics and problem detection tools will be turned off.
Turn off other unneeded Windows features: This will turn off many of Windows features that known to be unneeded for normal use.
Services Profiles manager provides several tools for managing your different services profiles:
Previews the content of the selected services profile.
Applies the settings stored in the selected services profile.
Validates the selected services profile for integrity and compatibility with the current version of Vista Services Optimizer.
Opens the selected services profile in notepad for editing. (Not Recommended)
Removes the selected services profile from the hard disk.
Imports an existing services profile created by previous versions of Vista Services Optimizer.
Opens Create Services Profile dialog box to create a new services profile.
Services Manager enables advanced users to control installed Windows services including third party Windows services. It provides several tools for performing advanced functions for example you can start, stop and specify the startup type of a selected Windows service.
Services Manager tools:
Starts the selected Windows service.
Stops the selected Windows service.
Specify the startup type of the selected Windows service.
Deletes the selected Windows service (Be careful).
Searches the selected Windows service information using Google, Yahoo or Bing search engines.
Exports current Windows services list.
Refreshes Windows services status.
Creates a services snapshot.
Smart Rescue Center
Smart Rescue Center can undo changes made by Vista Services Optimizer and other software to your Windows services settings, it can restore Windows services default settings in case of any problem either by using a services snapshot or by setting all Windows services to their default configurations.
You can manage and apply stored services snapshots by choosing Restore default Windows services settings using a snapshot . In the Snapshots Manager tab, there are several tools for managing services snapshots:
Previews settings stored in the selected services snapshot.
Applies Windows services settings of the selected services snapshot.
Opens the selected services snapshot for editing in the default text editor. (Not Recommended)
Removes the selected services snapshot from the hard disk.
You can set all Windows services to their default configurations in case of you do not have any services snapshots by choosing Restore Windows services settings to their defaults.