October 29, 2009

Trick to Disable Unnecessary Services in XP

Because Windows XP has to be all things to all people it has many services running that take up system resources that you will never need. Below is a list of services that can be disabled on most machines:

  • Alerter
  • Clipbook
  • Computer Browser
  • Distributed Link Tracking Client
  • Fast User Switching
  • Help and Support - (If you use Windows Help and Support leave this enabled)
  • Human Interface Access Devices
  • Indexing Service
  • IPSEC Services
  • Messenger
  • Netmeeting Remote Desktop Sharing (disabled for extra security)
  • Portable Media Serial Number
  • Remote Desktop Help Session Manager (disabled for extra security)
  • Remote Procedure Call Locator
  • Remote Registry (disabled for extra security)
  • Remote Registry Service
  • Secondary Logon
  • Routing & Remote Access (disabled for extra security)
  • Server
  • SSDP Discovery Service - (Unplug n' Pray will disable this)
  • Telnet
  • TCP/IP NetBIOS Helper
  • Upload Manager
  • Universal Plug and Play Device Host
  • Windows Time
  • Wireless Zero Configuration (Do not disable if you use a wireless network)
  • Workstation
To disable these services:
Step1:Go to Start and then Run and type "services.msc"

Step2:Doubleclick on the service you want to change,Change the startup type to 'Disable"

 Done! Service Disabled

If you find any difficulty leave a comment here

How Lock Folder Without a Software-Cool Trick

Simplest Trick to LOCK a folder without the help of a software, so that no one can see the files in it.
Assume you have a folder called "files" to be locked.
Step1. Create two batch files lock.bat and key.bat
Open notepad & type-ren files files.{21EC2020-3AEA-1069-A2DD-08002B30309D}
save as lock.bat
Again Open notepad & type-ren files.{21EC2020-3AEA-1069-A2DD-08002B30309D} files save as key.bat
Step2. Put these batch files in the same location where the "files" folder is saved.
Step3. Now to lock that folder double click (or) run the batch file - locked.bat.
Step4. Now to unlock that folder double click (or) run the batch file - key.bat. simple but of great use. 

 I think it helps to protect your document by giving lock protection.