What do you disable for performance/security in Windows

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  1. drhu22

    drhu22 Registered Member

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    Besides services these are some of what i nuke
     

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    Disabling network protocols, especially QoS, is going to cause you more problems than it will solve.

    Uninstalling the programs in your screenshot will serve no purpose other than to save a few MB of hard drive space, removing Internet Explorer on XP (is that even possible?) will prevent you from getting Windows Updates.

    In short - nothing you have posted will help you, infact it will do the opposite.
     
  3. drhu22

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    http://forums.speedguide.net/showthread.php?t=190110

    No problems here on xpsp3 (standalone)
    Event viewer shows no errors
    My computer is running fast and problem free, no errors...or crashes

    Im going on the theory that the more that you dont use that is disabled/uninstalled means less possible exploits and better performance
    Unchecking ie just hides it I think but it shows i dont use it
    Can you tell me why qos is important to leave enabled?
    I havent noticed any ill effects of disabling it.
     
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    Neither have I.

    There's no 'one size fits all' for disabling/enabling things on a computer.
    What one person can do without, the next person may need or want.
     
  5. TairikuOkami

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    Without QoS, you can have problems with streaming music, video and similar network services, which require constant internet speed.
    As for Client for MN and File/Printer Sharing, I uninstall it on all PCs, it is a security risk and there are better and safer ways for sharing.
     
  6. Lucy

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    Instead of messing around and missing the obvious:

    http://www.blackviper.com/

    This site is pretty serious and offers different scenarii based on your use of Windows.
     
  7. Angle

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    in windows 7 I disable:

    - Swap file (on 4+ GB ram system)
    - Remote Desktop
    - Autoplay
    - Windows Defender

    Windows Features

    - Tablet Pc Components
    - XPS Services & Viewer
    - IE 8
    - Dvd Maker
    - Media Center


    via gpedit:

    - access to 16 bit program (in 32 bit system)
    - application telemetry
    - program inventory
    - switchback compatibility engine
    don't turn off application compatibility engine otherwise emet 2 will not work

    via task scheduler

    - all custumer experience tasks that upload data to microsoft
    - RAC
    - UPnP

    via Action Center

    - Problem Error Reporting
    - Customer Experience Improvement Program

    I don't use antivirus, only: Dep always on, sheop, emet 2, Applocker
    Internet: Google chrome, fooldns

    Bye ;)
     
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