I installed Oracle recently on my Windows 7 laptop, and would like to change the services to startup manually (rather than automatically) because they use something like 1GB of ram. I'm unable to change the Startup type of the service (along with a set of other things).
I understand that it is probably the case that the service doesn't support stopping or pausing, but I can't imagine why Windows doesn't allow changing Startup type here. I've seen http://social.technet.microsoft.com/Forums/en/w7itproperf/thread/5680f31f-20bb-4400-92f7-66b052562284 which was interesting, but not helpful. They suggest that Windows protects the DCOM service, and a method of overcoming this protection was suggested. I tried and failed (see the response by
Please let me know what I should do!