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    Exploring Windows' Administrative Tools: Part 5




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    Exploring Windows' Administrative Tools: Part 5


    By Fred Langa

    Windows' Services tool gives you very fine control over how and when your system services run.

    The Services tool is one of Windows' Administrative Tools, a suite of professional-quality, system-management utilities used to adjust and control many of the operating system's essential functions and features.

    The full text of this column is posted at windowssecrets.com/top-story/exploring-windows-administrative-tools-part-5/ (paid content, opens in a new window/tab).

    Columnists typically cannot reply to comments here, but do incorporate the best tips into future columns.

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    Did you forget ?

    www.blackviper.com has some of the best descriptions and advice on the web regarding services in Vista, XP, and Windows 7. Definitely deserved a mention.

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    Not forgotten most likely, as Fred has mentioned this web reference in other articles over the years. This time, the focus wasn't so much on specific tips on limiting startups (a previous article covered that) but on how Services work in general.
    -- Bob Primak --

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    Admittedly, this is belated praise, just catching up. Wow, that's a great piece, like the whole series.

    My question: I don't have a text-entry box (which I suspect is a command-line prompt) directly in my Start menu, as Fred describes. Do I have some customized, configured version of Windows (work PC- XP Pro, with SP3, it says), or is he working from a different version?
    I got there, regardless, using "Run," just like to know.
    Info appreciated.

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    Quote Originally Posted by George F View Post
    My question: I don't have a text-entry box (which I suspect is a command-line prompt) directly in my Start menu, as Fred describes. Do I have some customized, configured version of Windows (work PC- XP Pro, with SP3, it says), or is he working from a different version?
    I got there, regardless, using "Run," just like to know.
    Info appreciated.
    I think he meant Start, Search; but was also covering Vista and Windows 7 as well as XP in the same sentence. In Vista and Windows 7 you don't need to click on Search before the text-entry box for a search becomes available, like you do in XP.

    Bruce

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