"Clear Windows" <carlferedeck@xxxxxx> wrote in message
> Hello, can you give us a more detailed list of what we can disable and
> or do you know of some resource online?
> I have tried various configurations of these tasks.. but I would like to
> compare with what other people are doing
I don't know of any definitive resource, but see if this MS link helps
Description of the scheduled tasks in Windows Vista http://support.microsoft.com/kb/939039
AFAIK there are no major issues disabling any of those tasks, and by major
issues I mean Vista not booting - not whether an automatic restore point is
created or not, or whether a calendar reminder works You'll lose a bit of
inbuilt functionality if you disable anything in there, but the question is
how significant that piece of functionality is to you.
In the early days of my using Vista, when I was testing out the new os, I
ran it exclusively within a virtual machine. There speed was a, if not
*the*, primary concern, and one area I experimented with was disabling
nearly all of those tasks - without any major problems.
For example being able to run DirectX applications within a virtual machine
meant that I had little need of Media Center background tasks, BUT when
using it normally installed on a machine I would keep the task the OP
mentioned 'mcupdate' enabled, since it's a useful task that downloads the
'guide' - which I often use and wouldn't want to do without. Tasks like
defragmentation and System Restore I disable in favour of my own
preconfigured tasks- and it's up to you if you want to help MS out with
their next os via the "Customer Experience Improvement Program" or "Windows
Error Reporting" - matter for individual choice, I suppose.
So it would be difficult to give a "one-size-to-fit-all" answer, but
perhaps that helps a bit.