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Top-ten Services You Don't Need and Can Disable

By hilleyja ·
It would be helpfull if one of these articles that speak to performance issues with Windows Vista (or even Windows XP) actually identify specific services that are not critical and can be disabled. I know this is vendor specific but there are a lot of HP computer owners like me, enough, I think, to analyze a typical HP desktop and identify those services that are not necessary or can be done manually.

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A little more than 10....

by jtbjustin In reply to Top-ten Services You Don' ...

? Alerter
? Clipbook
? Distributed Link Tracking Client
? Help and Support - (If you use Windows Help and Support leave this enabled)
? Indexing Service
? IPSEC Services
? Messenger
? 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)
? Remote Registry Service
? Routing & Remote Access (disabled for extra security)
? Secondary Logon
? SSDP Discovery Service - (Unplug n? Pray will disable this)
? TCP/IP NetBIOS Helper
? Telnet
? Upload Manager
? Windows Time

These are optional ones you could disable depending on your needs... be careful!
? Wireless Zero Configuration (Do not disable if you use a wireless network)
? Server (You need this if you share printers or files on a LAN)
? Computer Browser (Also needed if you use a LAN in your home or office)

I derived this list from this blog post:

Good luck! Be Careful!
Justin B.

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Black Viper has an excellent guide

by NickNielsen In reply to Top-ten Services You Don' ...

I've been using his guides without issues since Windows 2000.

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