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Wednesday, August 26, 2009

10 Windows XP services you should never disable | 10 Things |

This is informative and helpful. Except I disagree with #10 about Automatic Updates, because many people are running XP on older systems with small hard drives that just don't have the space for the large updates that MS puts out and some people are still on a DialUP Internet connection. These older systems while they run like a Top on XP, begin to slow down after too many Windows Updates.

10 Windows XP services you should never disable

  • Date: August 20th, 2009
  • Author: Scott Lowe

Disabling certain Windows XP services can enhance performance and security - but it's essential to know which ones you can safely turn off. Scott Lowe identifies 10 critical services and explains why they should be left alone.

There are dozens of guides out there that help you determine which services you can safely disable on your Windows XP desktop. Disabling unnecessary services can improve system performance and overall system security, as the system's attack surface is reduced. However, these lists rarely indicate which services you should not disable. All of the services that run on a Window system serve a specific purpose and many of the services are critical to the proper and expected functioning of the desktop computing environment. In this article, you'll learn about 10 critical Windows XP services you shouldn't disable (and why).



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