Well, it is two years old. Now to the meat of the response.
Turning off services = GOOD. When the services in question provide back doors around your anti-virus and firewall–and some, like UPnP, do–those services are the last thing you want running. For other services, if you aren't using them and they aren't essential to Windows operation, why even have them enabled? They increase boot time and provide one more vector for system crash or compromise.
As for the rest of your argument, do you expect a PC tech to be able to do your job? Why then, do you expect graphic artists to be able to do a PC tech's job? Hire a tech to do the work for you so you can concentrate on your graphics and business without having to worry about the PCs.
Disclaimer: Yes, I'm a PC tech. But I don't know anybody in Los Angeles.
Snark: Howinell did you find this? It's been dead for two years!
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