Monday, 4 February 2013

How to Disable Unnecessary Services in Windows XP

Because Windows XP has to be all things to all people it has many services running that take up system resources that you will never need. Below is a list of services that can be disabled on most machines:
  a) Alerter Clipbook
 b) Computer Browser
 c) Distributed Link Tracking Client
 d) Fast User Switching
 e) Help and Support - (If you use Windows Help and Support leave this enabled)
 f) Human Interface Access Devices
 g) Indexing Service
 h) IPSEC Services
 i) Messenger
 j) Net meeting Remote Desktop
k) Sharing (disabled for extra security)
 l) Portable Media Serial Number
m)  Remote Desktop Help Session Manager (disabled for extra security)
  n) Remote Procedure Call Locator
  o) Remote Registry (disabled for extra security)
  p) Remote Registry Service
  q) Secondary Logon
  r) Routing & Remote Access (disabled for extra security)
  s) Server
  t) SSDP Discovery Service - (Unplug n' Pray will disable this)
  u) Telnet
  v) TCP/IP Net BIOS Helper
  w) Upload Manager
  x) Universal Plug and Play Device Host
  y) Windows Time
  z) Wireless Zero Configuration (Do not disable if you use a wireless network)
  aa) Workstation

 To disable these services:

 Go to Start and then Run and type "services.msc"
 Doubleclick on the service you want to change
 Change the startup type to 'Disable"
 

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