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Posted: 1/7/2005 3:48:15 AM EDT
Just got this new computer with Windows XP Pro. A little different than 98SE. What is all these "services" that show in the services tab on msconfig. Know all about the startup programs but are the services things that start up also when the computer boots up? And how do you know which ones are not needed?
Link Posted: 1/7/2005 4:18:47 AM EDT
Services are core apps(sort of) that all combined make WinXP. There are plenty you don't have to run and if you google something like removable services you should find about a thousand(s) sites listing uneeded services. WinXP is quite the bloated OS.

Hope this helps.


ByteTheBullet (-:
Link Posted: 1/7/2005 4:23:29 AM EDT
Thanks, ByteTheBullet. Will try doing a search on that and see what I come up with.
Link Posted: 1/7/2005 4:33:15 AM EDT
Link Posted: 1/7/2005 4:39:04 AM EDT
I think I'll tag this as well
Link Posted: 1/7/2005 4:40:08 AM EDT
most of the services in there are probably ok- dont kill something you may need
Link Posted: 1/7/2005 4:49:19 AM EDT
[Last Edit: 1/7/2005 4:50:06 AM EDT by Sub-MOA]
Link Posted: 1/7/2005 4:59:02 AM EDT

Originally Posted By Sub-MOA:
www.theeldergeek.com/services_guide.htm



Found that site in the google search and looking at it now. Lots of info.
Link Posted: 1/7/2005 5:42:24 AM EDT
Byte the Bullett:
Thanks for the info. Very helpful.
Link Posted: 1/7/2005 6:13:59 AM EDT
Here's another link.

Click Me
Link Posted: 1/8/2005 6:21:45 AM EDT

Originally Posted By mandingo:
Here's another link.

Click Me



Thanks. I like this site better. Pretty much the same info as the other but better format and easier to read. Now to try some of these changes.
Link Posted: 1/8/2005 6:33:59 AM EDT
I found this one easy....Overclockers
Link Posted: 1/8/2005 6:48:00 AM EDT
Thanks, Liberyt86. I'll check that one out, too.
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