Windows XP forum: What Are Minimum Services Required for XP?

by: jimjamgaddis October 28, 2006 9:10 AM PDT

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What Are Minimum Services Required for XP?

by jimjamgaddis - 10/28/06 9:10 AM

I have a number of computers (and teenagers) at home and the XP PC's I have seem to slow down over time - there are lots of extra things (not applications, just services and stuff) running on them and I am sure that is what is making them run so slow. I would like to make them run just the minimum services and applications - all we need is to run IE over a shared internet connection, and MS Office - nothing else. Is there a list of required services somewhere so I can elect to not run all the automatic updates, toolbars, messenger clients, etc. etc. etc. that I don't need?

Comuters are varied but all are 2GHz Intel based with WIN XP. I can reach MSconfig, just don't know what is safe to turn off.

Any gurus who can help?
Thanks!

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