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    Hi .. I just installed windows xp pro sp2 and everything is running just fine but , I was told that Windows has services that are running by default that I might not need , I am using for my ISP cable connection , Its a home computer with only myself using it , I am not going to be using any wireless stuff or will I need anything to do with remote from another computer , So can someone suggest which services are really safe to turn off/disable ? Thanks

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    Re: Services I can turn off ( disable ) ?

    http://www.theeldergeek.com/services_guide.htm
    http://www.tweakhound.com/xp/xptweaks/supertweaks6.htm

    This should give you a global idea ..
    Last edited by PeterDV; 11th October 2005, 14:33.

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    • #3
      Re: Services I can turn off ( disable ) ?

      Check this page out...

      http://web.archive.org/web/200411280...servicecfg.htm
      Andrew

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      • #4
        Re: Services I can turn off ( disable ) ?

        Originally posted by TerryFox
        So can someone suggest which services are really safe to turn off/disable ? Thanks
        Depends on your hardware setup, what software to run, etc.

        The only way to find out what services you can safely disable on your system is by trial and error.

        Startup of services can be set to Automatic, Manual, or Disabled. Some services do not start when needed in Manual mode. Services which are always on are best started automatically to reduce boot time.

        To set up services for faster booting and reduced use of memory and processor power:

        1) run services.msc

        2) Change all running services to Manual (except Plug and Play, Remote Procedure Call, Shell Hardware Detection, Windows Audio, Windows Management Instrumentation, and Workstation, or you could end up with an unbootable system).

        3) Unplug all USB and other Plug&Play devices, including your DSL or cable modem, CD/DVD burner etc.

        4) Reboot. It take longer than usual because Windows tries to find out which services it needs.

        5) Go back into Services (before you use any other apps) and change the active services to Automatic.

        6) Reboot. It should boot faster now.

        7) If you always connect to the internet at bootup (cable, DSL), plug in your modem, reboot, go into Services, and make sure all running services are set to Automatic.

        8 ) Review the list below and set unwanted services to Disabled, and those you need to Manual or Automatic.


        continued on http://windows.rogierstuger.com (click 'services' on the left frame)
        make xp behave:

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        • #5
          Re: Services I can turn off ( disable ) ?

          Hi ... Thanks for all those links and 666 for your description ...

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