XP Tips: Stop UnNeeded Startup Services


XP Tips: Stop UnNeeded Startup Services

Along with the core operating system and programs that Windows XP runs when it starts, there is also a host of services involved. Many of these services are necessary for Windows XP to operate correctly. However, many of them are for features in Windows XP that you may not use at all. You can peruse the services and disable any service that you do not want to run. The fewer services that run, the more quickly Windows XP will boot.

Go to Start > Run > “msconfig” (without quotes) and Hit Enter

The Services tab shows you the services that start when the computer boots. You can stop a service from starting by simply clearing the check box next to the service and clicking OK.For example you can disable winamp agent during startup, YM, MSN, etc...

Go to Start > Run > “services.msc” and Hit Enter or simply Open Control Panel > Administrative Tools > Services.

::Some Common Services That You Might Want To Disable::
Automatic Updates: This service enables Windows XP to check the Web automatically for updates. If you don't want to use Automatic Updates, you can disable the service.

DHCP Client: If you are not on a network, you do not need this service. If you are on a small workgroup, you can still increase boot time by configuring manual IP.

DNS Client: If you are not on a network, you do not need this service.

Error Reporting and Event Log: You don't have to use these services but they can be very helpful, so I would leave them configured as automatic.

Fax: If you don't use your computer for fax services, you can disable this one.

Indexing Service: Your computer keeps an index of all the files. But if you rarely search for files, the service is just a resource hog. You can stop it .

Windows Firewall/Internet Connection Sharing: If you do not use these features, plz disable.

Messenger: This service sends alert messages on a local area network (it is not the same as Windows Messenger). If you are not on a network, you can disable this service.

Print Spooler: If you do not do any printing from the computer, you can disable this service. If you print, make sure you leave it as automatic.

Remote Registry: This service allows remote users to modify the Registry on your computer. If you are not on a network, you can disable this service.

Wireless Zero Configuration: If do not use wireless networking devices, you can disable.Digg my article

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    2 comments to "XP Tips: Stop UnNeeded Startup Services"

    Joe Morrison said...
    March 27, 2008 at 3:57 PM

    The best way to keep XP fast:
    Don’t use XP

    The way Windows handles startup applications is terrible: they’re all started around the same time and end up thrashing brutally with each other. I started using an application called Startup Delayer to space things out and, although not perfect, my system starts up *much* faster.

    Also, if you’re just talking speed, IE 7 blows away FF 2. I certainly hope that FF 3 addresses speed issues…

    DJYano said...
    March 27, 2008 at 7:18 PM

    The best way to keep XP fast don’t use XP? How to make XP fast and you don't use XP? I agree on the way Windows handles startup applications is terrible,and i prefer more Firefox,for me Firefox is much better and much faster than IE, i tried IE 7 but i still prefer Firefox and i hope the new beta Firefox 3 will be much better than Firefox 2.

    And thanks for commenting on this article credit goes to http://tweak-everything.blogspot.com


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