Tuesday, December 31, 2013

Procedure To Disable Unnecessary Services In Windows XP

Microsoft corporation has developed many wonderful applications and software. Windows, probably the most popular operating system series in the software universe, is out in another avatar - Windows 8. The only thing which beats it is Windows XP, which was one of the most popular operating systems developed by the software-mammoth.
Many Windows XP services start up when your computer boots and they continue to run in the background. In case you are not aware of this, there is an important fact that you need to know: every unused service on your machine is an unnecessary security vulnerability. Also, because of these your PC may work pretty slowly.
Therefore, you need to disable all unnecessary Windows XP Services for speeding up your PC and keeping the security high. For disabling Windows XP services or a service, you need to follow these steps.
  1. You need to open the Control Panel.
  2. After that, you need to open the Administrative Tools icon.
  3. Then, you are required to open the Services icon.
  4. Then you can locate a service to disable.
  5. After that, you can use the list at the end to help you decide which services to disable.
  6. Then, you can click on the Name column heading to ensure that the services are sorted alphabetically.
  7. Then, you are required to double-click on the service to open its Properties dialog box.
  8. After that, you can choose disabled as the Startup type.
  9. Then, by choosing Disabled, you can now prevent the process from starting when the computer starts.
  10. You need to then, make a note of the service’s original state: Automatic or Manual. Just in case you need to re-enable the service, you should then know how it was configured before you actually changed it.
  11. Then, you need to click on the OK button for confirming your choice and then close the dialog box.
  12. In case, you are concerned about compatibility, or that your computer may work improperly after disabling a service, you can restart Windows. 
  13. When the system actually starts up, you can try it out for a while for ensuring that things are working well. Then you can continue or, in case there is a problem, you need to re-enable the service to Automatic or Manual or whatever the previous setting was.
  14. Then, you need to repeat Steps 4 through 7 as necessary.
  15. After that, you can close the Services window when you’re done.
Do these things, and you’ll have disabled the unnecessary services in Windows XP. Get in touch with our support team if you face any problems while at it.

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