Service Settings for Gamers

Posted in Windows XP by Steve Sinchak

Below are a list of windows services that we reccomend you change to the manual setting. If you do not know how to do that, refer to our tweak on disabling windows services by clicking

Routing and Remote Access


Application Layer Gateway Service** (only if firewll is not used)

Application Management

Background Intelligent Transfer Service


COM+ System Application

Distributed Link Tracking Client

Distributed Transaction Coordinator

Help and Support

IMAPI CD-Burning COM Service** (only if do you not use the cd-rw xp record suport)

IPSEC Services

Logical Disk Manager Administrative Service

MS Software Shadow Copy Provider

Net Logon

NetMeeting Remote Desktop Sharing

Network DDE

Network DDE DSDM

Network Location Awareness (NLA)

NT LM Security Support Provider

Performance Logs and Alerts

Portable Media Serial Number


Remote Desktop Help Session Manager

Remote Procedure Call (RPC) Locator

Remote Registry

Removable Storage


Smart Card

Smart Card Helper

SSDP Discovery Service

System Restore Service



Uninterruptible Power Supply

Universal Plug and Play Device Host

Volume Shadow Copy

Windows Image Acquisition (WIA)

Windows Installer

Windows Management Instrumentation Driver Extensions

Wireless Zero Configuration

WMI Performance Adapter

Fast User Switching Compatibility ** (only if fast user shiching is not used or the machine have one user only)

Protected Storage

Windows Time


Task Scheduler

Secondary Logon

Print Spooler ** (only if the pc do not have or use a printer)

Indexing Service

Error Reporting Service

Computer Browser

Internet Connection Firewall (ICF) / Internet Connection Sharing


Originally posted by dhrf

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