Manage Win 7 and Vista Services With Free Vista Services Optimizer

Reducing the number of running services can often turn a sluggish PC around. There’s no magic to it. Running with fewer services, especially a service that you don’t use, or need, puts less strain on both the CPU and system memory.

Tweaking services however is not without its hazards. For example, if a particular service is disabled, any other service/services that explicitly depend on it will fail to start. Worse, adjusting a service setting incorrectly has the potential to leave a computer in an unbootable condition. I know – I’ve managed to do just that, a time or two, over the years.

Recently, a free application that promises to allow a user to tweak Windows services in a safe and easy way, caught my attention. Vista Services Optimizer, an open source Windows tweaking utility, which despite its name has been optimized to run in Windows 7, makes good on this promise.

Vista Services Optimizer 1

The casual user with a few mouse clicks can easily optimize Windows services to increase performance and security, automatically. A more experienced user gets a little more leeway, and can manually tweak using a more in-depth feature list. In case your tweaking goes a step too far, recovery is just a mouse click away by simply using the built in Smart Rescue Center.

I don’t think it could be any easier to tweak Windows services than this. All the user needs to do is tick the appropriate check boxes, and Vista Services Optimizer takes care of the rest.

Vista Services Optimizer 4

Vista Services Optimizer 2

Fast facts:

System analysis highlights services that can be turned off

Automatic tune-up based on user’s system requirements

Profile building

Automatic service state snapshots

Gaming mode

Tweak your Windows services in an easy, automatic and safe way based on how you use your computer without requiring any technical knowledge.

Control Windows services in an easy, safe and advanced way without getting involved with Windows services names and dependencies.

Manual TuneUp

Services Diagnostics

Smart Rescue Center can restore default Windows services configurations in case of any problems using Services Snapshots

System requirements: Windows Vista with SP1 or higher (32-bit or 64-bit), Windows 7 (32-bit or 64-bit), Microsoft .NET Framework 3.5 with Service Pack 1

Download at: Smart PC Utilities

For those who need a portable tweaker you’re in luck – a portable version is available. However, Microsoft .NET Framework 3.5 with Service Pack 1, must be resident on the host machine.

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  5. John Bent

    Hi Bill

    Thanks for this blog. The software has successfully installed on my Win7 64 bit o/s. When I tried to run it, however, I got an error message saying it had stopped working. I have tried uninstalling and reinstalling but to no avail.
    Any thoughts?

    • Bill Mullins


      I can’t give you a direct answer on this since I can’t seem to duplicate your issue, nor have I been able to find any info. I’m assuming that MS .NET Framework 3.5 with Service Pack 1 has been successfully installed on your system.

      Since the developer has set up a support site, your best bet is to contact them directly.