Friday, November 30, 2007

How to Make Your Computer Faster by Turn off Windows XP Services

As you know, windows services start when your Windows XP is booted and it will run in the background as long as your Windows XP is running. Many of these services running automatically when your Windows XP is booted and they can make your computer slow down. There are many windows services are needed but some of them can be turn off safely.

So today I’ll show you how to make your computer faster by turn off unnecessary Windows XP services. Before we begin I suggest you to make a restore point because if something happens to your computer you can go back to an earlier configuration. So this is good option for you to avoid a lot of damage to your computer.









Let’s begin by click on Start Menu > Run > type services.msc and then click “Ok” to launch Services utility.








As you can see there are many services and from here you can change startup type to automatic, manual or disabled by double click on it.















How to turn off the windows services? Simply double click on the service that you want to disable and then click Stop. When the service is stopped, click on the Startup type and then select Disabled to disable the service.


Below is a list of unnecessary Windows XP services that you can be turn off safely:

AdobeLM Service:
It is useless. Disable it if you have it.

Alerter:
Disable it if you are not on a network

Automatic Updates:
Disable it if you don’t need this service.

ClipBook:
Disable it if you are not on a network

Computer Browser:
Disable it if you are not on a network

Error Reporting Service:
Enable you to report errors to Microsoft. This service is useless, you can disable this one.

Fast User Switching Compatibility:
Disable it if you don't use this feature much.

Help and Support:
Disable this service if you don’t need it. By disable this service, the Windows Help and Support center will not be available.

IMAPI CD-Burning COM Service:
You can disable this service if you don’t have a CD Burner.

Indexing Service:
Disable this service because it uses a lot of memory.

IPSEC Services:
This service is used to manage IP security policy. You can set this service to manual.

Messenger:
Disable it for your good..hehe

NetMeeting Remote Desktop Sharing:
To enables an authorized user to access your computer remotely. I think you can disable this service for security issues.

Performance Logs and Alerts:
You can disable it if you never read the log files. : )

Portable Media Serial Number Service:
Set this service to manual.

Print Spooler:
Don’t have a printer? You can disable this service if you don’t have a printer. This service is necessary for printing only.

Remote Desktop Help Session Manager:
You can disable this service if you don’t use remote desktop function.

Remote Registry:
To enables remote users to modify registry settings on your computer. Disable it for your good.

Routing and Remote Access:
You can set this service to manual.

Removable Storage:
Set this service to manual.

Security Center:
Disable this service.

Server:
Disable it if you are not on a network.

Smart Card:
You can disable this service if you don’t have a smart card.

Telnet:
You can disable this service if you are home users.

Terminal Services:
Set this service to manual.

Uninterruptible Power Supply:
You can set this service to manual.

Universal Plug and Play Device Host:
Set this service to manual.

Windows Image Acquisition:
Set this service to manual.

Wireless Zero Configuration:
You can disable this service if you don’t have any wireless network adapter.

WMI Performance Adapter:
Disable it.

Workstation:
Disable it if you are not on a network.


I hope this article helps you to make your computer faster by turn off unnecessary Windows XP services. : )

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5 comments:

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Anonymous said...

I did all what you have mentioned in the article and felt that my PC is a bit faster that before. Thanks.

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