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    Shut Down Services (WinXP-Pro-SP2)

    How do I "permanently" -- even after re-booting (till I choose otherwise) shut down specific services?

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    Re: Shut Down Services (WinXP-Pro-SP2)

    One way is via Start => Control Panel => Administrative Tools => Services. Then double-click on the one you want, find the General tab, and change the Startup type to Disabled.

    It would be good to do some research on the service first, to make sure that "unhappiness does not occur" on the next restart...

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    Re: Shut Down Services (WinXP-Pro-SP2)

    Start>Control Panel>Administrative Tools>Services >double click the appropriate service and set to Automatic, Manual or Disable. Be careful what you disable - there are a lot of services that depend on other services.
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    Re: Shut Down Services (WinXP-Pro-SP2)

    Would not setting services to 'Disabled' (as opposed to Manual) prevent them from being started at all - bearing in mind the "until I choose otherwise" request?

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    Re: Shut Down Services (WinXP-Pro-SP2)

    The fastest way: Start | Run, type SERVICES.MSC and hit Enter...

    If you are not shure which service to disable, see Black Viper's Services Configuration

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    Re: Shut Down Services (WinXP-Pro-SP2)

    Thanks to all... I'm gonna back up first, I think.

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    Re: Shut Down Services (WinXP-Pro-SP2)

    Good idea Chuck. If you are doing this to "tweak" XP, might be worth reading <!post=this thread,526,899>this thread<!/post> (and in particular the link in Joe's post).
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    Re: Shut Down Services (WinXP-Pro-SP2)

    John:

    You / Joe are right IMO... My experience has been that if I want a performance boost, I buy a new machine, or memory, or both.

    Most of the tweaks in this PDF file were / are more related to just working environment... like getting rid of the "Enter Help here" toolbar. Another one in the same read was to force help to "float" thereby NOT resizing the workspace -- another good idea for me...

    But I cannot get these to work, and I can't see why, as they certainly were tested I would think, and they are pretty straight forward...

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