Recently I downloaded the Autoruns program from Microsoft Sysinternals, a very powerful program which lists absolutely everything that starts when your PC boots up and allows you to disable or delete services or startups. The program comes with a dire warning that if you remove some services you will be unable to restart them, basically turning your PC into a brick. I hastily uninstalled the software. I had hoped to fiddle about and speed bootup times but this was way out of this dummy’s league.
But is it really true? Could stopping or deleting a service really have such dire consequences? Why couldn’t you simply restart them?