Boosting Performance by Disabling Unnecessary Services on Windows XP Home Edition - Part II

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Summary of suggested services settings for Windows XP Home Edition SP2 system - Part II

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Service NameStartup TypeUsage Note
Intel NCS NetServiceManualMay needed for network connections.
IPSEC ServicesDisabledUsed to manage IP secrity policy.
Logical Disk ManagerManualUsed to detect and monitor new hard disk drives.
Logical Disk Manager Administrative ServiceManualUsed to Configure hard disk drives and volumes.
MS Software Shadow Copy ProviderManualUsed for doing backups.
Net LogonDisabledUsed to support pass-through authentication.
NetMeeting Remote Desktop SharingDisabledUsed by NetMeeting functions.
Network ConnectionsManualNeeded to support network and dial-up connections
Network DDEDisabledUsed for DDE services.
Network DDE DSDMDisabledUsed for DDE services.
Network Location Awareness (NLA)DisabledUsed for Internet Connection Sharing services.
Network Provisioning ServiceDisabledUsed for automatic network provisioning.
NICCONFIGSVCAutomaticUsed to configure the Internet network card.
NT LM Security Support ProviderDisabledUsed to provide security to RPC programs.
Performance Logs and AlertsDisabledUsed to collect performance data over local networks.
Plug and PlayAutomaticUsed to support plug and play devices.
Portable Media Serial NumberDisabledUsed to retrieve serial number of music players.
Print SpoolerDisabledUsed to offer buffers for printing files.
Protected StorageAutomaticUsed to protect sensitive data.
QoS RSVPManualUsed to optimize performance on slow Internet connections.
Remote Access Auto Connection ManagerManualUsed to manage Internet connections.
Remote Access Connection ManagerManualUsed to manage Internet connections.
Remote Desktop Help Session ManagerDisabledUsed for on-line remote assistance.
Remote Procedure Call (RPC)AutomaticUsed to support Remote Procedure Call (RPC).
Remote Procedure Call (RPC) LocatorManualUsed to support Remote Procedure Call (RPC).
Removable StorageManualUsed to manage removal devices like CD drives.
Routing and Remote AccessDisabledUsed to route network services.
Secondary LogonDisabledUsed to run programs under other user's credentials.
Security Accounts ManagerAutomaticUsed to store security information.
Security CenterAutomaticUsed to monitor system security settings.

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