A lot of services simply preload applications into RAM to speed up execution times (like Adobe PDF Reader, for example) and are otherwise completely unnecessary. So if there are any programs on the list that you don't use on a day-to-day basis, I'd strongly advise turning them off.
I would also disable the Remote Procedure Call service, it seems you still have one of them running. I don't think you need this service as a normal user. And it already had an exploit, so disabling it might definitely be a good idea.
Turn off RPC ? I would strongly advise against doing that.
For the simple reason that Windows can't run without it. Kill the process from task manager and Windows will force restart.
Also, I'd recommend using service.msc console to disable the services, instead of turning them off in MSConfig.
That said, the list of services that you can safely disable would depend on what you use your computer for.
Though a few conflicts can be spotted right away ...
Automatic updates are on, but background intelligent transfer service is off.
iPod service is off, but Apple's Bonjour service is on.
Does Vista and windows7 have these sort of issues
I have two computers connected and networked together with a switch. I do share files and the printer. I have old system but want to learn these settings and what they mean so I can buy and maintain my next system and get the most out of it..
So I really appreciate your comments..
Hey, thanks for the GameXP tip. I haven't tried it yet, but it looks good. Next time I'm playing my games I'll load it up and see how it goes...
Yes I know that app...
Thx I may just have to run it again.
The best way to decide this is to google each process & service in google and then decide whether you need it or not.
And then disable each unnedded service ONE BY ONE as any service takes up resources and make your computer a little slow and 'one by one' so thatif you run into any problem, you know what service to enable again.
You should really start with the Startup tab. Everything in there aside from your AV/firewall and anything related to your I/O devices can be unchecked.
I'd suggest you disable one service at a time and see if it breaks anything. I've suffered a lot cause on the required services for an exe (not another service) was disabled. You can always look at system errors from Control Panel > Admin Tools > Event Viewer for any errors caused by disabled services.