Tuning the Windows environment – disable services

Services that I have disabled for Windows XP:

Distributed Link Tracking Client

Help and Support

Indexing Service

IPSEC Services

Messenger

Net Logon

NetMeeting Remote Desktop Sharing

Network DDE

Network DDE DSDM

QoS RSVP

Remote Desktop Help Session Manager

Remote Registry

Routing and Remote Access

Secondary Logon

Security Accounts Manager

Security Center

Server

Smart Card

System Restore Service

TCP/IP NetBIOS Helper

Telnet

Terminal Services

Uninterruptible Power Supply

Universal Plug and Play Device Host

WebClient

WMI Performance Adapter

References used:

TweakHound’s Super XP Tweaking Guidebad tweaks list.

Dutch digest of XP and Vista help pages by PcLeek.com.

sysinfo.org, Startup Application list.

Kelly’s Korner

Security Task Manager ‘known processes‘ by A. Neuber.