"Bare Bones" ~ WARNING!! ~ This configuration disables many built in features of Windows Vista as well as several security features.
76 service settings have been changed from the default annotated by an (*) asterisk.
This configuration is not for a system that is directly connected to the internet as Windows Defender and Windows Firewall are disabled.
This configuration is not for a laptop system as wireless networking (as well as Defender and Firewall) are disabled and will not be able to counter attacks while roaming on some random wireless connection outside of the home.
This configuration is not for a system that internal network attacks are an issue. For example: Multiple PC's with multiple family members and inexperienced users. For this situation, I highly recommend "Safe" to ensure network security and Windows Update compatibility.
This is not for a system that provides networked resources, such as printers, Media Center, and WMP library to other LAN connected computers.
Use this configuration at your own risk. It is only provided here as a reference for me to adjust my system setting. If you tweak your Vista OS, use "Safe."
Ouch! But thx 1002 Richard S
All I wanted to do was delete some of the windows games that I never use. The idea now seems un-do-able at this point. It is an old system which I use Sketchup on, but i need to print and access the net from it. I have a big external HD to store files on, but access to it on the fly is slow. I'm at 85% on drive C:/ and get drive full mesg.
Any thoughts will be considered,