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#1 Layback Bear

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Posted 05 April 2009 - 08:54 AM

:thumbsup: There are many many services in system config. Where would one find out which ones are needed and which are not. Is there a way with out Googling every one of them.

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Posted 05 April 2009 - 10:35 AM

Try searching on this page : http://www.bleepingcomputer.com/startups/

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Posted 05 April 2009 - 10:46 AM

Use this page instead: http://www.bleepingcomputer.com/startups/hijackthis/O23.html

If some service is not listed in that page above then you can do a quick search in google on the display name of the service and you'll probably know if it's needed or not. If you're not sure you can always ask here :flowers:

An alternative way to disable/enable service is via Start>>Run>>services.msc.

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That one is for startups, they are similar but some entries may not appear in the startup and will show in the services. :thumbsup:

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Posted 05 April 2009 - 11:14 AM

List of Windows XP Services and Descriptions - http://e-articles.info/e/a/title/List-of-W...d-Descriptions/

Disabling XP Services - http://www.extremetech.com/article2/0,1697,1829414,00.asp

Black Viper's Web Site - http://www.blackviper.com/ Scroll down to Popular Content.

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Posted 05 April 2009 - 11:44 AM

@Romeo29
That one is for startups, they are similar but some entries may not appear in the startup and will show in the services. :thumbsup:

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I thought you could search for services on the other page as well. Thanks for clarifying :flowers:

#6 nigglesnush85

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Posted 05 April 2009 - 01:55 PM

Hello,

If you open msconfig there is services tab there is a check box called "Hide all Microsoft services" That will shorten the list significantly.
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Posted 12 April 2009 - 10:09 AM

Thanks to all of you for getting back to me. All of the information is very helpful. I have bookmarked the web sites also. Running SERVICES.MSC, very nice. Thanks again.




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