hmm, let me see if i understood you correctly.
manual and disabled is the same provided, other services/programs don't try to run that service? - which might cause errors to be logged - if service is disabled?
however, if i can ensure i also disable the dependency, disabled will be better? - but this will be quite hard. by dependency u mean like i will check from http://www.blackvipe.../servicecfg.htm ?
in short, manual is the safer and better choice ?
yes and yes and yes.. Not hard, but tedious, it takes some time vs the seconds it takes to just set a service to manual.
I never would rely on 3d party resources like blackviper.
Manual = the fast solution, not necessarily better. When i was on vista i had it down to 8 services (i quit vista around june, vista just feels to slow nomatter what i (it's like 10ms ping extra online easily(with only tcp-ip even)), 4 if i only needed internet, audio and 3d( basically just gaming needs).
If you have visited my profile you could see i wrote down an example on this herehttp://www.msfn.org/...587#entry765587
(i just got nostalgic, lol, read my reply to stuttering issues here:http://www.msfn.org/board/Multimedia-Class-Scheduler-t117564.html&view=findpost&p=766476#entry766476 also on page 6 or 7 i wrote something i still interesting, lol )
Which will show you that windows audio service needs nothing else then Rpcss service, which as i remember just about, if not all, every service on vista needs.Hm i think all services needs it, its the remote procedure call service, same name as on pre-vista windows, like xp and 2003 f.ex
If you read that thread you can see some people dont believe it, but i assure you it is really possible to take control over your own operating system.
I myself have stopped doing manual tweaking, and instead just writing everything down or exporting to registry file or writing down in batch files what to remove etc.
On another note, the point of removing dependencies, is that services can then truly be set to manual, but understand what i mean by that, if they then start, they start because they truly are needed. F.example the audio services on vista. You dont actually need them all just to get sound, one is for vista sound scheme, one for eax kind of driver plugins. You should be able to disable everyone but windows audio right away, and even that is possible to disable (or set to manual and it will not start because it isnt being used, but that will take a lot of registry deletions, instead of just removing the dependencies first).
Sorry if post was too long.
Edited by TranceEnergy, 06 September 2008 - 11:09 PM.