I found out another thing by looking at Bold Fortunes guide; take the name of the respectively service’s corresponding DLL file. Now, this only worked for the services mentioned above. I’m also interested in deleting the following services:
Distributed Transaction Coordinator
Fast User Switching Compatibility
Human Interface Device Access
Performance Logs and Alerts
Remote Desktop Help Session Manager
Security Accounts Manager
System Event Notification
Universal Plug and Play Device Host
Windows Management Instrumentation
If there is a simple way, not involving the Command Prompt, I’m interested in that as well…
My list of services (the disabled ones) is way too long. :-\ I want to kill my Windows XP a little more.
I’m not sure if the DLL’s got the same name as the services, but when you open the service properties for a service (like DNS Client), you’ll see the service name (for DNS Client, it’s Dnscache).
sc delete should work. If it doens’t, then Microsoft wants you to keep it ;D
I’m also thinking of two other disabled services: Shell Hardware Detection and Windows Firewall/Internet Connection Sharing (ICS). Will I ever have to enable either of them, or should they be safe to delete?
Maybe Remote Access Connection Manager can be deleted, now it’s set to manual. I should check if I can use internet without it… and Net Logon…
Since you removed them with SC, I doubt they’d appear in the tool’s list. Whatever you do, don’t mess with the device drivers option because Mr. Fortune never mentions anything with that option. Otherwise it’s easy to use even blindfolded.
According to BlackViper (if memory serves me right), if you disable the logical disk manager services rather than set them to manual, there should be less errors.
It’s odd indeed, I even think I was without errors for a while, when I enabled DCOM a few days ago. Obivously the lack of errors wasn’t permanent. (:AGY) I wish I could safely turn off the event log service… but that would slow down boot time with one minute or so.