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Disable uneccessary XP services

WINDOWS XP starts a number of background services automatically, many are unessential and can be disabled or set to start manually to improv…

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WINDOWS XP starts a number of background services automatically, many are unessential and can be disabled or set to start manually to improve performance and security.The following applies to Home Users; ie who have a stand-alone pc / are not conncted to a Network, but may be having an Internet Connection.Please note that this list has been collated and compiled from various sources on the net, for ready reference, for those who “dont know about it” !The following must always be set on AUTOMATIC :Application Layer GatewayAutomatic UpdatesBackground Intelligent Transfer ServiceCryptographic ServicesCom+ Event SystemDCOM Server Process LauncherDHCP ClientDNS ClientEvent LogIPSEC ServicesLogical Disk ManagerNetwork ConnectionsPlug and PlayPrint SpoolerProtected StorageRemote Access Connection ManagerRemote Procedure Call (RPC) (NEVER disable this)Security CenterSecurity Accounts ManagerShell Hardware DetectionSystem Event NotificationSystem Restore ServiceTask Scheduler (if you dont use Norton or Bootvis,it can be made into Manual)ThemesW*NDOW$ AudioW*NDOW$ Firewall/Internet Connection SharingW*NDOW$ Management InstrumentationThe following may be DISABLED (or set to MANUAL as reqd) :AlerterASP.NET State ServiceClipbookDistributed Link Tracking ClientError Reporting ServiceFast User Switching CompatibilityHelp and Support (Manual)HID Input ServiceIMAPI CD-Burning COM ServiceIndexing ServiceInfrared MonitorMachine Debug ManagerNetMeeting Remote Desktop SharingNetwork DDENetwork DDE DSMNetwork Location Awareness (NLA)Performance Logs and AlertsPortable Media Serial Number ServiceQoS RSVPRemote Desktop Help Session ManagerRemote RegistryRouting and Remote AccessSecondary LogonSecurity CenterSmart CardSSDP Discovery ServiceTCP/IP NetBIOS HelperTelnetTerminal ServicesUpload ManagerUninterruptible Power SupplyVolume Shadow CopyWebClientWindows TimeWindows User Mode Driver FrameworkWireless Zero ConfigurationWMI Performance Adapter

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