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Question about a few XP Home Services

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#1 StrykerIsland


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Posted 07 September 2009 - 11:48 AM

I want to speed up my boot time on my PC, and to do this, I'm going through and eliminating any Services that I don't need. So far, I've gotten rid of quite a few, but it's still not quite where I want it to be (hangs on Windows' "welcome" screen for far too long).

There are a few Services that I'm unsure if I need or not, so I'm looking to you guys for input. My PC is used for surfing the web, burning music CDs for my wife, storing pictures of our kids and streaming content over the network to my PS3 in the living room.

That's it. So, with that in mind, which of these services do you know are unnecessary? Maybe you've disabled them and had no issues, that would be great to know. And if you know some can/need be set to Manual instead of Automatic, that would be helpful as well.

Application Layer Gateway
Background Intelligent Transfer
COM + Event System
Cryptographic Services
DCOM Server Process Launcher
DHCP Client
Event Log
IPSEC Services
Network Connections
Network Location Awareness (NLA)
Network Provisioning Service
Protected Storage
Remote Access Connection Manager
Remote Procedure Call (RPC)
Security Accounts Manager
Shell Hardware Detection
SSDP Discovery Service
System Event Notification
System Restore Service
Task Scheduler
TCP/IP NetBios Helper
Terminal Services
Universal Plug and Play Device Host
Windows Audio
Windows Firewall/Internet Connection Sharing (ICS)
Windows Management Instrumentation

There are a few others, but I already know what they do (antivirus, windows update, etc.)

But from the list above, any jump out at you that I don't need? Thank you for any help you can give me. :thumbsup:

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#2 bluesjunior


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Posted 07 September 2009 - 01:56 PM

Download the following PDF. It is the ultimate advice on tweaking Windows. It was updated last month so is very relevent.
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#3 Layback Bear

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Posted 07 September 2009 - 04:27 PM

Go to the top of any page on B/C and click Startups . I use it to pick and choose what I want to start up on boot. You could also Google them one at a time and make your decision, (BE CARE FULL) P/S wait for more input from other members. I have used http://www.tweakguides.com/TGTC.html as bluesjunior has posted a long time ago. Having a printed version is best for me because I can mark down which item I did what with so I can go back and undo if need be.

#4 StrykerIsland

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Posted 07 September 2009 - 04:51 PM

I'll check that out, thanks.

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