Windows XP tweaking!!

Anonymous
#1
Hey, request for your new technology site... It would be cool if you could get winxp tweaking stuff up!

For an example, I would suggest tweaks and suggestions for turning off additional services and especially the ones that leave your system vulnerable.
 
Anonymous
#2
i've a problem with my system the power pack is working but it does not boot up what do i do
 
moghrabi
#3
Follow the services tweak below: (Go to Control Panel, Admin tools, Services and enable/disable)

Name............................................ Startup Type

Alerter......................................... Disabled
Application Layer Gateway Service............... Manual
Application Management.......................... Manual
Automatic Updates............................... Disabled
Background Intelligent Transfer Service ........ Disabled
ClipBook........................................ Manual
COM+ Event System............................... Disabled
COM+ System Application......................... Disabled
Computer Browser................................ Manual
Cryptographic Services.......................... Manual
DHCP Client..................................... Automatic
Distributed Link Tracking Client................ Disabled
Distributed Transaction Coordinator............. Disabled
DNS Client...................................... Automatic
Error Reporting Service......................... Disabled
Event Log....................................... Automatic
Fast User Switching Compatibility............... Disabled
Help and Support................................ Disabled
Human Interface Device Access................... Disabled
IMAPI CD-Burning COM Service.................... Disabled
Indexing Service................................ Disabled
InteractiveLogon................................ Disabled
Internet Connection Firewall (ICF)/
Internet Connection Sharing (ICS)............... Disabled
IPSEC Services.................................. Disabled
Logical Disk Manager............................ Disabled
Logical Disk Manager Administrative Service..... Disabled
Machine Debug Manager........................... Manual
Messenger....................................... Disabled
MS Software Shadow Copy Provider................ Disabled
Net Logon....................................... Manual
NetMeeting Remote Desktop Sharing............... Disabled
Network Connections............................. Manual
Network DDE..................................... Disabled
Network Location Awareness (NLA)................ Manual
NT LM Security Support Provider................. Disabled
Performance Logs and Alerts..................... Disabled
Plug and Play................................... Automatic
Portable Media Serial Number.................... Disabled
Print Spooler................................... Automatic
Protected Storage............................... Automatic
QoS RSVP........................................ Disabled
Remote Access Auto Connection Manager........... Manual
Remote Access Connection Manager................ Manual
Remote Desktop Help Session Manager............. Disabled
Remote Procedure Call (RPC)..................... Automatic
Remote Procedure Call (RPC) Locator............. Manual
Remote Registry................................. Disabled
Removable Storage............................... Disabled
Routing and Remote Access....................... Disabled
Secondary Logon................................. Disabled
Security Accounts Manager....................... Disabled
Smart Card...................................... Disabled
Smart Card Helper............................... Disabled
SSDP Discovery Service.......................... Disabled
System Event Notification....................... Disabled
System Restore Service.......................... Disabled
Task Scheduler.................................. Automatic
TCP/IP NetBIOS Helper........................... Disabled
Telephony....................................... Manual
Telnet.......................................... Disabled
Terminal Services............................... Disabled
Themes.......................................... Automatic
Uninterpretable Power Supply.................... Disabled
Universal Plug and Play Device Host............. Disabled
Upload Manager.................................. Disabled
Voulume Shadow Copy............................. Disabled
WebClient....................................... Disabled
Windows Audio................................... Automatic
Windows Image Acquisition (WIA)................. Automatic
Windows Installer............................... Manual
Windows Management Instrumentation.............. Automatic
Windows Management Instrumentation
Driver Extensions............................... Manual
Windows Time.................................... Disabled
Wireless Zero Configuration..................... Disabled
WMI Performance Adapter......................... Disabled
Workstation..................................... Disabled


Now your system will be more secure and very fast indeed
 
Andem
#4
Thanks moghrabi! I have not seen a simple and easy to follow list of stuff to be turned off for Windows XP. Definately turn off Windows Messenger, what a pain that program is.

I turn off tons of Windows services, they just open your computer up to more security holes found daily in Microsoft Windows products and addins. Would be nice if Microsoft gave you the option to install optional services in the installation. Sort of like you can with many Linux distros.

I piticularly like the options you get with Slackware Linux (yes, I am a slacker!). Simple and straight forward. (For those linux nerds out there, don't you just hate it when you are forced to install gnome *and* kde when you only really want one or the other?).
 
moghrabi
#5
most welcome Andem. I hope the list helped and please spread it around so we can have a safer Windows.
 
cookies
#6
If you want tweaking... Try www.tweakxp.com they got some pretty good tweaks for your xp.. or you could start playing around services...

start->run->services.msc->enter

There are a lot of services that you can fiddle with...
 

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