Win Vista

So, what about Service Pack 1 and 2?

What I am not going to do:
  • Predict on an individual basis whether Service Pack 1 or 2 "will work for you."
  • Test whether or not System Restore will "undo" Service Pack 1 or 2 or if you will be able to go back to a previous install point before Service Pack 1 or 2 installation.
With that said, this is my recommendations:
  • No matter what, I would recommend to install SP1 and then SP2. If for nothing else, the knowledge that all of the "security" updates are current, not to mention the "bug" fixes.
  • Back up everything you cannot afford to lose.
  • Contact Microsoft for any Technical issues that arise with the Service Pack 1 or 2. I do not work for them. I do not have a direct line to them. They can answer and fix your problems much faster than I.

How do I change the Automatic/Manual/Disabled function?!?



With the default Category Control Panel:
  1. Head to Start
  2. Select Control Panel
  3. Select System and Maintenance
  4. Select Administrative Tools
  5. Select Services
  6. Select a service to adjust by double-clicking
  7. In the General tab, Startup type section, select Automatic (Delayed Start), Automatic, Manual or Disabled.
If you like, you can also do: Start --> All Programs --> Accessories --> Run --> type in services.msc --> Select OK.

After configuring all services that you desire to change, reboot to see the effects of your tweaking.

Note: Do not use msconfig to stop services. It basically is "disabling" a service. Use the above procedure and set to "manual" instead for testing purposes.

Why are some services missing from the Custom Registry File Tool?


Several services states cannot be modified using a registry patch in Windows Vista. These are not listed to avoid errors while applying the patch to your system.

I have found that the following Windows Vista Services states cannot be controlled by a registry file in normal or safe mode:
  • DCOM Server Process Launcher
  • Diagnostic Policy Service
  • Diagnostic Service Host
  • Diagnostic System Host
  • Distributed Link Tracking Client
  • Group Policy Client
  • Remote Procedure Call (RPC)
  • Security Accounts Manager
  • Windows Modules Installer