Post by LadyZhu
I don't want to close one that will make my screen disappear of programs, files, task bar, etc. and only see my desktop background.
I realize this may be a little late; however, others can utilize this as a future reference. If you want to close services, but you are unfamiliar with what they do, you can use the built-in Windows program, msconfig.exe.
To access this robust tool, type "msconfig.exe" in your search menu in your start menu. If you're not running Windows 7/Vista, you'll have to use the RUN function built-in to all Windows operating systems (specifically speaking for Windows 8/XP).
Once you open this, you'll have access to five (5) tabs that read as follows: General
, and Tools
. Select the Services
tab, check the button that says "Hide all Microsoft services," and uncheck the boxes next to each service you wish to close.
Next, select the Startup
tab. In this menu, you'll be able to pick and choose which programs startup during boot. Do not fret if you're not familiar with these programs. All operating systems files are automatically hidden and cannot be targeted. Good luck!