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Remove Unnecessary Services From Win. XP

by sergieyes / May 27, 2010 4:11 PM PDT

My computer: Dell Dimension 3000; my OS: Xp,Service Pack 2.
Do you have a list of all unnecessary services which i can remove or change from XP, Sp2? Can you show me how to change or remove them?
What tweaks are safe, for XP,SP2? ADVISE.

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Remove Unnecessary Services From Win. XP
by pcs365_12 / May 27, 2010 7:45 PM PDT

Please go to run>type msconfig and click on the services tab. Here check hide all Microsoft services and manually uncheck the other services which you wont' require, also you can clear startup items if rquired according to your choice, this will help you to boot faster.

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Remove Unnecessary Services From Win. XP
by fireworldwideinc / June 11, 2010 7:32 PM PDT

I Use advance system care profesional in turbo mode,works great to disable needless stuff and makes the pc run faster ,best investment i ever made i must say,Try that

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While I wonder why you would do this.
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / May 27, 2010 8:48 PM PDT

I tried this and found it doesn't always help. In fact it can break features I may be using.

But as this is for you to learn, let's get you the usual best content about this -> READ

It has some columns to choose from that give you a starting point.

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I'd leave those alone
by Dango517 / May 28, 2010 7:42 PM PDT

unless you really know what they are doing.

If you must, well then:

Use this link at your own risk!

Gazing into my crystal ball I'd say you have the strong possibility of an OS reinstallation in your future Grin

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Reducing services in XP SP-2
by flrhcarr / May 29, 2010 7:39 AM PDT

I agree with the others, switching to manual is the right idea, but you can't do this on everything, nor on msconfig services. That is another area.
Also keep in mind, when you turn something off, you may not be able to use it. So write a list of everything that you turn off, even the "unknown" owners. Reboot your computer, than start using the programs, games & software that you have. This way you can find the ones that you need or don't want. One more thing after reboot, click okay when the warning pops up, & don't check don't remind me, till after you're sure you have everything (or till it bugs you on every reboot).

Additionally, go to my computer & right click on it. Go to the advanced tab. You should see Performance. There you can turn off the Windows fluff & wow. Like animate windows, shadows & things of that nature. All of this takes up speed & memory. It's your choice if you want the options or not.

Just be sure to write down what you have unchecked in msconfig, so you know which ones need to be on. Than keep the copy someplace for reference in the future.

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remove stuff
by Zombladez / June 11, 2010 5:54 PM PDT

go into your system services and management then look at services and decide what resources you can not live without all others disable and ther you go!!!!

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I've Found That Just Disabling
by tobeach / June 12, 2010 3:11 PM PDT

from msconfig can be problematical IF you don't know what other services/functions may cross depend on what you're disabling. Config at least is easy to change back for the average user.

I found it is better to start>run>services.msc and check out services there as at the bottom you can click "extended" for a more useful description of each service as you highlight with a click.
More importantly, when highlighting each one in question you can right click & check "properties" and then look at last tab on right: "dependencies" which will describe what other services this item depends on being there & also what OTHER functions/services require
this item active to function.

You may be shocked to find several other functions in need that don't seem logical to a non-geek!
Example encryption (I'm not encrypting anything) but if you disable it
...there goes your firewall protection!! Plus a few others!

I've used Black Vipers (new) site using moderate settings mostly changing items to "manual" where possible & disabling some to increase security by closing un-needed paths which might be accessed remotely w/ some success .

Keep a duplicate change log of all you alter(both original set & what you reset to) in case changing back is needed! Keep duplicate in another location for extra safety.Very important. G' Luck!! Happy

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