Services that are useless

Discussion in 'Windows Desktop Systems' started by frag2, Jun 22, 2002.

  1. frag2

    frag2 Guest

    I have a computer not connected to a network or anything. For some reason, my 128mg computer is running slow even at start up. I read somewhere that some of microsoft's xp services are pointless unless you are on a network. Which ones should i disable to improve performance?
     
  2. 2z

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  3. jawshoouh

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    "For a Safer, Faster XP"

    According to some tweaks on this site and several others on the web:

    "To disable unneeded startup services for a safer, faster XP, use the "Services" Admin Tool (Control Panel > Administrative Tools > Services). If you are a single user of a non-networked machine, you can disable the following items, with no ill effect.

    Alerter
    Clipbook
    Computer Browser
    Fast User Switching
    Human Interface Access Devices
    Indexing Service (Slows the hard drive down)
    Messenger
    Net Logon (unnecessary unless networked on a Domain)
    Netmeeting Remote Desktop Sharing (disabled for extra security)
    Remote Desktop Help Session Manager (disabled for extra security)
    Remote Procedure Call Locator
    Remote Registry (disabled for extra security)
    Routing & Remote Access (disabled for extra security)
    Server
    SSDP Discovery Service (this is for the utterly pointless "Universal P'n'P", & leaves TCP Port 5000 wide open)
    TCP/IP NetBIOS Helper
    Telnet (disabled for extra security)
    Universal Plug and Play Device Host
    Upload Manager
    Windows Time
    Wireless Zero Configuration (for wireless networks)
    Workstation"
     
  4. Perris Calderon

    Perris Calderon Moderator Staff Member Political User

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    make your backups, and experiment...as far as your specific question, the workstaion should be turned off if you are not on a network, you'll save like 20 seconds on boot

    you can dissable workstation even if you are on a lan or network for the purpouse of internet, or whatever,if you do not share files.

    as far as speeding the box after boot, that's a myth, and it's not gonna happen by turning services off
     
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    Your problem is more than likely some thing you've installed that wants to start with windows thus slowing the boot process - empty your startup folder suggest putting these in your quick launch - reboot - start run / msconfig / startup tab & deselect the programs you dont use