Windows 10 Services
Yeah, I know Win 10 fires up a lot of services. And lots of folks are in a hurry to disable services. I get it. Back in the Windows XP days this could make a big difference. With today’s wicked fast PCs and Win 10’s excellent memory management, this is no longer the case.
Many sites will try and convince you to disable services that do not start by default. This is pointless. Disabling services unnecessarily can lead to problems, and you will have gained nothing.
A warning. Lots of folks/sites/guides will tell you to delete a service (sc delete). Do not delete services. This can lead to a host of problems.
There is only one service I’m going to recommend you change, and I will explain why. The other changes mentioned are not recommended, but changing them might wring out some performance improvement.
To get to Services, press the Windows + R keys > type services.msc
Distributed Link Tracking Client
Manual – Usually OK to disable but there is an odd app or 2 that uses this. Manual setting is best.
If you have a workgroup and you want to improve network browsing then change:
“Function Discovery Provider Host” and “Function Discovery Resource Publication” services, and then set them to Automatic (Delayed Start).
More on this here: Fix Windows 10 Network Browsing
If you are not on a home network and don’t need/want to connect to other PCs then you may, if you want, disable:
“Function Discovery Provider Host”, “Function Discovery Resource Publication”, and “SSDP”
Yep, that’s it. Anything else that needs to be changed we are going to do from elsewhere.