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Old 05-12-2008, 04:57 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Under services, which services absolutely need to be started and which ones can I uncheck that are not necessary at startup?

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Well that depends. What do you want starting at boot? The Microsoft services i would leave as those are very touchy to turn off. Other than that google for what each service is and if you do not want it starting at boot. Turn it off.
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Well that depends. What do you want starting at boot? The Microsoft services i would leave as those are very touchy to turn off. Other than that google for what each service is and if you do not want it starting at boot. Turn it off.
Yes, the many I had questions about were the MS ones, so I guess I should leave as is then, huh?

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Startup programs i usually click disable all none of the services there are important but if you have an anti virus make sure you keep that checked. Services are another story those can be touchy if you disable the wrong ones but startup programs ive never had a problem.
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The services are very touchy. As disabling just one service can cause the OS not to even boot.
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I left the MS ones alone but I disabled all non MS ones. I, also, left AV's alone.

check this out. It is pretty cool. Windows XP Home and Professional Service Pack 3 Service Configurations by Black Viper
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Thanks for the link. Will make sure to add it to my reference bookmarks...
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