PC Services Optimizer
PC Services Optimizer is an open source Windows services manager and optimizer 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.
PC Services Optimizer does not require any technical knowledge at all, as it provides easy to understand options to tune-up your system for better performance and security.
To run PC Services Optimizer with optimum reliability and performance, your system should match the following requirements:
- Microsoft®Windows™ 8/8.1.
- Microsoft® Windows™ 7 with Service Pack 1.
- Microsoft® Windows™ Vista with Service Pack 2.
- Microsoft .NET Framework 4 Client Profile.
PC Services Optimizer's Home Window provides the following functions:
More Functions menu:User Profile
- General system information like CPU and memory information.
- Access to PC Services Optimizer's common settings.
- CPU, memory and local disk usage information.
- Useful tips about PC Services Optimizer and it's features.
Changes the current User Profile settings. Program Options
Changes PC Services Optimizer settings.Create Snapshot
Creates a Services Snapshot of current services settings. Technical Support
Navigates to Support Center page at Smart PC Utilities website. Check for Updates
Starts Live Update to check for and download the latest available updates. The Home Window provides a central access to all functions of PC Services Optimizer:Services Diagnostics
Diagnoses and fixes Windows services problems.Automatic TuneUp
Optimizes computer performance and security in an easy and safe way based on the current User Profile.Manual TuneUp
Optimizes Windows services manually in an advanced way.Gaming Mode
Gives the system a performance boost while playing modern PC games.Services Profiles
Manages your installed Services Profiles.Services Manager
Manages and performs advanced functions on installed Windows services.Rescue Center
Restores Windows services settings to their defaults.
User Profile provides easy to understand options to collect information about the way you use your computer and which software and hardware you are using. Depending on the collected information, PC 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 Tablet PC pen and ink functionalityYes
> 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 depending on the current Windows services configurations and the way you use your computer. It collects information using the current User Profile settings and compare them with the current services status.
To start Services Diagnostics test click Diagnose.
In the Results tab, you will see two main categories User profile Windows services and Essential 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, check the services you want to apply recommended actions to and click Fix.
Automatic TuneUp tweaks your PC settings for better performance and security in an easy and safe way according to your User Profile. It will turn off unneeded Windows services without affecting the normal function, this will make your PC run faster and more secure.
There are two types of Automatic TuneUp optimization: Optimize Windows services related to my User Profile
Automatic TuneUp will only optimize Windows services related to the current User Profile. (Safe option)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 settings.
To start Automatic TuneUp, click Optimize.
Manual TuneUp gives you the power to optimize many of 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 system functions and performance.Security:
contains Windows services that could affect Windows security.Internet & Network:
contains Windows services that could affect computer network and Internet connectivity.
Each Windows service has three options:Yes (Automatic Startup):
The Windows service will be started and set to Automatic Startup.Maybe (Manual Startup):
The Windows service will be set to Manual Startup.No (Disabled Startup):
The Windows service will be stopped and set to Disabled Startup. Manual TuneUp tools:Lock
Modification of critical Windows services settings is locked by default to avoid system problems. This button toggles between locking and unlocking of changing of those services settings. Search
Enables the Using of Google, Yahoo, Bing and Blackviper.com search engines to get detailed information about the selected service. Defaults
Sets all listed Windows services settings to their defaults. Create Profile
Creates a Services Profile based on your selections.
You can get 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.
To start Manual TuneUp, click Optimize.
Gaming Mode will give your system an immediate performance boost. Unneeded Windows features will be temporary suspended to free up computer resources and concentrate computer power on programs you are currently using.
Setting up your Gaming Profile will determine which functions and background services will be temporary turned off while Gaming Mode is enabled.
Gaming Mode 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 Switch to Gaming Mode button. Gaming Profile: HardwareLimit 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.Visual EffectsSwitch 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.Windows FunctionsTurn 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 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.Advanced SettingsDefrag system memory to free up computer resources:
Free system memory for unnecessary data to save memory space for running your games.Optimize Windows scheduled tasks:
unnecessary Windows scheduled tasks will be temporary suspended.
Services Profiles can store and apply your different Windows services settings, enabling you to change your system configurations in seconds according to certain situations or users.
Services Profiles manager provides several tools for managing your profiles:New Profile:
Creates a new Services Profile. Preview:
Previews services settings of the selected Services Profile. Apply:
Applies services settings of the selected Services Profile. Delete:
Removes the selected Services Profile from the local disk. Edit:
Edits services settings of the selected Services Profile. (Not Recommended) Validate:
Validates the selected Services Profile for integrity and compatibility with the current version of PC Services Optimizer. Import:
Imports an existing Services Profile created by previous versions of PC Services Optimizer.
Services Manager enables advanced users to control installed Windows services including third party services. It provides several tools for performing advanced functions for example you can start, stop, pause and specify the startup type of a selected Windows service.New Service:
Installs a new Windows service.Start:
Starts/Resumes the execution of the selected service. Stop:
Stops the execution of the selected service. Pause:
Pauses the execution of the selected service. Startup:
Specifies the selected services startup type. Delete:
Deletes the selected service permanently (Be careful). Search:
Searches information about the selected service. Backup:
Backups Windows services settings.
Smart Rescue Center
Rescue Center can undo any changes made by PC Services Optimizer and other software to your Windows services settings, it can restore previous Windows services settings in case of any problem either by using a Services Snapshot or by setting all Windows services settings to their defaults.
You can manage and apply stored Services Snapshots by choosing Restore previous settings using a Services Snapshot . In the Services Snapshots tab, there are several tools for managing Services Snapshots: New Snapshot:
Creates a new Services Snapshot. Preview:
Previews services settings of the selected Services Snapshot.Apply:
Applies services settings of the selected Services Snapshot.Edit:
Opens the selected Services Snapshot for editing in the default text editor. (Not Recommended)Delete:
Removes the selected Services Snapshot(s) from the hard disk.
You can set all Windows services settings to their defaults in case of you do not have any Services Snapshots created by choosing Reset Windows services settings to their defaults.