Posted 11 August 2012 - 04:50 PM
Black Viper has the best collection of references for all the Microsoft services for all versions of Windows. Since there are too many to remember these days I am often looking them up.
One thing to note is that he prefers a very lean and clean computer so consequently his recommended settings do not include running all the bells and whistles most people enjoy, particularly the theme engine (which I use) and disk indexing and system restore (which I disable).
It is easy enough to just install Windows fresh and then export the registry (at this point the services should match his default) and then tweak them to your final preference and export again, Windiff and create your own custom registry script that covers all the Microsoft services.
I usually do this again for a 2nd time a few days later after adding hardware drivers and other software. This 2nd custom script will include many services that are not listed at his website, like your specific printer services or webcam, 3rd party software audio, video, anti-virus and quite a few more.