The services are the programs which not only run in the background and out of sight but keep Windows from ticking over. Some services need to be enabled to make sure you get the full 'Windows 7' experience, whereas others can be turned off. It's relatively straight forward once you get the knack of it.
Go to Start
, then Administrative Tools
and then Services
. As you're logged in as the administrator (we'll fix this later) it should load straight up.To read more about this, head on over to the ZDNet iGeneration blog.