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Old 02-04-03, 04:28 PM
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what background programs are not needed in XP?

I just recently bought a new computer that has Windows XP installed. It has 256 MB of memory but only has about 110 MB or so availiable. When I check under the services tab in system info I have alot of items running. Is there a way to tell which items I need and the ones I don't? Any help on this would be greatly appreciated. Thank you.
Old 02-04-03, 04:47 PM
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a list of the ones running would make your request far more feasible
Old 02-04-03, 04:51 PM
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what would be the best way to do this so I don't have to type each 1 seperately?
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Alerter Alerter Stopped Manual Share Process c:\windows\system32\svchost.exe -k localservice Normal NT AUTHORITY\LocalService 0
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Application Management AppMgmt Stopped Manual Share Process c:\windows\system32\svchost.exe -k netsvcs Normal LocalSystem 0
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DHCP Client Dhcp Running Auto Share Process c:\windows\system32\svchost.exe -k netsvcs Normal LocalSystem 0
DNS Client Dnscache Running Auto Share Process c:\windows\system32\svchost.exe -k networkservice Normal NT AUTHORITY\NetworkService 0
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Distributed Transaction Coordinator MSDTC Stopped Manual Own Process c:\windows\system32\msdtc.exe Normal LocalSystem 0
Error Reporting Service ERSvc Running Auto Share Process c:\windows\system32\svchost.exe -k netsvcs Ignore LocalSystem 0
Event Log Eventlog Running Auto Share Process c:\windows\system32\services.exe Normal LocalSystem 0
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IPSEC Services PolicyAgent Running Auto Share Process c:\windows\system32\lsass.exe Normal LocalSystem 0
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Internet Connection Firewall (ICF) / Internet Connection Sharing (ICS) SharedAccess Stopped Manual Share Process c:\windows\system32\svchost.exe -k netsvcs Normal LocalSystem 0
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Portable Media Serial Number WmdmPmSp Running Auto Share Process c:\windows\system32\svchost.exe -k netsvcs Normal LocalSystem 0
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Remote Desktop Help Session Manager RDSessMgr Stopped Manual Own Process c:\windows\system32\sessmgr.exe Normal LocalSystem 0
Remote Procedure Call (RPC) RpcSs Running Auto Share Process c:\windows\system32\svchost -k rpcss Normal LocalSystem 0
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Removable Storage NtmsSvc Stopped Manual Share Process c:\windows\system32\svchost.exe -k netsvcs Normal LocalSystem 0
Routing and Remote Access RemoteAccess Stopped Disabled Share Process c:\windows\system32\svchost.exe -k netsvcs Normal LocalSystem 0
SSDP Discovery Service SSDPSRV Running Manual Share Process c:\windows\system32\svchost.exe -k localservice Normal NT AUTHORITY\LocalService 0
Secondary Logon seclogon Running Auto Share Process c:\windows\system32\svchost.exe -k netsvcs Ignore LocalSystem 0
Security Accounts Manager SamSs Running Auto Share Process c:\windows\system32\lsass.exe Normal LocalSystem 0
Server lanmanserver Running Auto Share Process c:\windows\system32\svchost.exe -k netsvcs Normal LocalSystem 0
Shell Hardware Detection ShellHWDetection Running Auto Share Process c:\windows\system32\svchost.exe -k netsvcs Ignore LocalSystem 0
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Smart Card Helper SCardDrv Stopped Manual Share Process c:\windows\system32\scardsvr.exe Ignore NT AUTHORITY\LocalService 0
System Event Notification SENS Running Auto Share Process c:\windows\system32\svchost.exe -k netsvcs Normal LocalSystem 0
System Restore Service srservice Running Auto Share Process c:\windows\system32\svchost.exe -k netsvcs Normal LocalSystem 0
TCP/IP NetBIOS Helper LmHosts Running Auto Share Process c:\windows\system32\svchost.exe -k localservice Normal NT AUTHORITY\LocalService 0
Task Scheduler Schedule Running Auto Share Process c:\windows\system32\svchost.exe -k netsvcs Normal LocalSystem 0
Telephony TapiSrv Running Manual Share Process c:\windows\system32\svchost.exe -k netsvcs Normal LocalSystem 0
Terminal Services TermService Running Manual Share Process c:\windows\system32\svchost.exe -k netsvcs Normal LocalSystem 0
Themes Themes Running Auto Share Process c:\windows\system32\svchost.exe -k netsvcs Normal LocalSystem 0
Uninterruptible Power Supply UPS Stopped Manual Own Process c:\windows\system32\ups.exe Normal LocalSystem 0
Universal Plug and Play Device Host upnphost Stopped Manual Share Process c:\windows\system32\svchost.exe -k localservice Normal NT AUTHORITY\LocalService 0
Upload Manager uploadmgr Running Auto Share Process c:\windows\system32\svchost.exe -k netsvcs Normal LocalSystem 0
Volume Shadow Copy VSS Stopped Manual Own Process c:\windows\system32\vssvc.exe Normal LocalSystem 0
WAN Miniport (ATW) Service WANMiniportService Running Auto Own Process "c:\windows\wanmpsvc.exe" Ignore LocalSystem 0
WMI Performance Adapter WmiApSrv Stopped Manual Own Process c:\windows\system32\wbem\wmiapsrv.exe Normal LocalSystem 0
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Windows Audio AudioSrv Running Auto Share Process c:\windows\system32\svchost.exe -k netsvcs Normal LocalSystem 0
Windows Image Acquisition (WIA) stisvc Stopped Manual Share Process c:\windows\system32\svchost.exe -k imgsvc Normal LocalSystem 0
Windows Installer MSIServer Stopped Manual Share Process c:\windows\system32\msiexec.exe /v Normal LocalSystem 0
Windows Management Instrumentation winmgmt Running Auto Share Process c:\windows\system32\svchost.exe -k netsvcs Ignore LocalSystem 0
Windows Time W32Time Running Auto Share Process c:\windows\system32\svchost.exe -k netsvcs Normal LocalSystem 0
Wireless Zero Configuration WZCSVC Running Auto Share Process c:\windows\system32\svchost.exe -k netsvcs Normal LocalSystem 0
Workstation lanmanworkstation Running Auto Share Process c:\windows\system32\svchost.exe -k netsvcs Normal LocalSystem 0
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this is a copy and paste of every service listed running or not. Sorry it is so long but I don't know any other way to list this.
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Check out http://www.blackviper.com/WinXP/servicecfg.htm it lists all services in XP and tells you if they are necessary or not. I followed his guide on my own PC and it worked great.

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http://www.blackviper.com/WinXP/servicecfg.htm

He explains all the services and makes recommendations on what to set them too.
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damn you
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He just nipped you MrPeanut ... or "sniped" you if you do the Ebay thing. Funny, both of you were listed at the same time.

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