Which Windows Services do you really need?

Posted: 01-08-2009, 05:22 PM
Dear readers,

I am running XP home, SP 2 & 3. Through Start > Run > msconfig or through
Control Panel > system > services, it's very hard to figure out which Windows
services you really need & can be switched off, according your individual
customized/configured computer. It is my aim to keep my PC as basic (Windows
classic) & 'stripped down' as possible for I don't want all those bells &
whistles. Does somebody know a way, tool or information website for doing
this job? Does switching off a number of services really improve the PC (XP)
performance?

Thanks, Max.

Which Windows Services do you really need?


Responses to "Which Windows Services do you really need?"

DL
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Re: Which Windows Services do you really need?
Posted: 01-08-2009, 05:47 PM
Unless your sys is greviously short of ram the 'standard' MS installed
services are not going to impact on performance in any noticeble way


"Max" <Max@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
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> Dear readers,
>
> I am running XP home, SP 2 & 3. Through Start > Run > msconfig or through
> Control Panel > system > services, it's very hard to figure out which
> Windows
> services you really need & can be switched off, according your individual
> customized/configured computer. It is my aim to keep my PC as basic
> (Windows
> classic) & 'stripped down' as possible for I don't want all those bells &
> whistles. Does somebody know a way, tool or information website for doing
> this job? Does switching off a number of services really improve the PC
> (XP)
> performance?
>
> Thanks, Max.

Max
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Re: Which Windows Services do you really need?
Posted: 01-08-2009, 07:59 PM

Thanks DL. I heard that before, namely that the impact of MS services is
minimal but that can be different for services related to other installed
software.

Max.

"DL" wrote:
> Unless your sys is greviously short of ram the 'standard' MS installed
> services are not going to impact on performance in any noticeble way
>
>
> "Max" <Max@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
> news73EF1D1-46F1-4F87-BBD8-173F7BCCAAA5@microsoft.com...
> > Dear readers,
> >
> > I am running XP home, SP 2 & 3. Through Start > Run > msconfig or through
> > Control Panel > system > services, it's very hard to figure out which
> > Windows
> > services you really need & can be switched off, according your individual
> > customized/configured computer. It is my aim to keep my PC as basic
> > (Windows
> > classic) & 'stripped down' as possible for I don't want all those bells &
> > whistles. Does somebody know a way, tool or information website for doing
> > this job? Does switching off a number of services really improve the PC
> > (XP)
> > performance?
> >
> > Thanks, Max.
>
>
>
DL
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Re: Which Windows Services do you really need?
Posted: 01-09-2009, 08:31 AM
In very general terms its only certain types of software/hardware that
instals services, if in msconfig you select services tab, you can hide ms
services, to reveal the others.
Its then a matter of research as to whether disabling any of these would
impact on your software or hardware, eg Disabling an anti virus service
would leave you with a none functioning AV

"Max" <Max@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
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>
> Thanks DL. I heard that before, namely that the impact of MS services is
> minimal but that can be different for services related to other installed
> software.
>
> Max.
>
> "DL" wrote:
>
>> Unless your sys is greviously short of ram the 'standard' MS installed
>> services are not going to impact on performance in any noticeble way
>>
>>
>> "Max" <Max@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
>> news73EF1D1-46F1-4F87-BBD8-173F7BCCAAA5@microsoft.com...
>> > Dear readers,
>> >
>> > I am running XP home, SP 2 & 3. Through Start > Run > msconfig or
>> > through
>> > Control Panel > system > services, it's very hard to figure out which
>> > Windows
>> > services you really need & can be switched off, according your
>> > individual
>> > customized/configured computer. It is my aim to keep my PC as basic
>> > (Windows
>> > classic) & 'stripped down' as possible for I don't want all those bells
>> > &
>> > whistles. Does somebody know a way, tool or information website for
>> > doing
>> > this job? Does switching off a number of services really improve the PC
>> > (XP)
>> > performance?
>> >
>> > Thanks, Max.
>>
>>
>>

Ian D
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Re: Which Windows Services do you really need?
Posted: 01-11-2009, 03:19 AM

"Max" <Max@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
news73EF1D1-46F1-4F87-BBD8-173F7BCCAAA5@microsoft.com...
> Dear readers,
>
> I am running XP home, SP 2 & 3. Through Start > Run > msconfig or through
> Control Panel > system > services, it's very hard to figure out which
> Windows
> services you really need & can be switched off, according your individual
> customized/configured computer. It is my aim to keep my PC as basic
> (Windows
> classic) & 'stripped down' as possible for I don't want all those bells &
> whistles. Does somebody know a way, tool or information website for doing
> this job? Does switching off a number of services really improve the PC
> (XP)
> performance?
>
> Thanks, Max.
Here is a recognized authority on services for Win2k, XP, and Vista:

http://www.blackviper.com/WinXP/servicecfg.htm


Max
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Re: Which Windows Services do you really need?
Posted: 01-15-2009, 04:30 AM
Thank all of you, the site http://www.blackviper.com/WinXP/servicecfg.htm is
very helpful.

Max.

"Ian D" wrote:
>
> "Max" <Max@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
> news73EF1D1-46F1-4F87-BBD8-173F7BCCAAA5@microsoft.com...
> > Dear readers,
> >
> > I am running XP home, SP 2 & 3. Through Start > Run > msconfig or through
> > Control Panel > system > services, it's very hard to figure out which
> > Windows
> > services you really need & can be switched off, according your individual
> > customized/configured computer. It is my aim to keep my PC as basic
> > (Windows
> > classic) & 'stripped down' as possible for I don't want all those bells &
> > whistles. Does somebody know a way, tool or information website for doing
> > this job? Does switching off a number of services really improve the PC
> > (XP)
> > performance?
> >
> > Thanks, Max.
>
> Here is a recognized authority on services for Win2k, XP, and Vista:
>
> http://www.blackviper.com/WinXP/servicecfg.htm
>
>
>
 
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