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[Old Guide] Services and components

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Nice guide! But it always depend on your use. Some others components recommended for you are safe to remove regarding your personal use.

Anyway it can help some people

Thank

Edited by hannubys

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my suggestion:

Display Adapters - remove all use newer driver or integrate it

Diva Server - remove it u mostly dont need it

Ethernet Network adapters - leave it its tiny and very useful when its new OS getting inet to work

Modems - remove it use the web to get the lastest driver

Printers - remove it all use the web to get the lastest driver

QLogic Fibre Channel Adapter - remove it u mostly dont need it

Scanners - remove it all use the web to get the lastest driver

Sound Controllers - small driver for hd sound driver keep it if u dont wanna use the "big" driver

Storage Controllers - leave it its dont take much

TV-tuners - remove it all use the web to get the lastest driver

vista will work lessy bugy with newer drivers

Edited by aviv00

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Nice guide,but you should add "the other" components who are hidden with the "compatibility list" :thumbup

and some components that are safe to remove in you guide need components that arent safe to remove?

Thanks anyway!

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i tick most of the red ones

'IMAPlv2 Burning Support - Keep it, or else you won't be able to burn CDs or DVDs'

huge lie

Edited by bledd

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For many components you only say keep it but you should give a reason at least. A good reason would be even better.

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Simple TCPIP Services - Not installed by default, but it is useful, and the file is only 0,08 MB.

Telnet Client - Do not check.

Telnet Server - Do not check.

Simple TCPIP Services - i removed it and its OK

Telnet - most home users dont use telnet right? i removed it too without problems

thats just my opinion

but this is a great guide. care to do 1 for Services too?

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That is exactly why we need a thread like this. I do not know in detail about all the components. Therefore it says keep it at many places, since I'm too unsure to remove it. So if everyone could try to specify which things they know are safe to remove, then do so. :lol:

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i only remove languages.. lol.. scared to remove others..never knw it can cum in need...

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Keeping this thread going and updated with information would be fantastic. Sometimes it's hard to track down what every component does, or what effects can happen when it's removed.

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Diva Server - I'm not sure on the function of this one, so do not check unless you know what you're doing.

Ive had no problem removing it.

Ethernet Network adapters - It is a needed driver, although it'll get installed automatically when booting anyway.

Remove it and use the manufacturer's driver.

Modems - You are unlikely to get updated drivers on this one. So keep it to avoid being annoyed by Microsoft Update.

Remove it and use the manufacturer's driver (do people still use dialup?).

QLogic Fibre Channel Adapter - Keep it just for stability reasons.

Stability reasons? Hmm Ive removed and my Vista is fine.

Sound Controllers - These drivers can be hard to find sometimes. Leave unchecked.

Remove it and use the manufacturer's driver.

Firewire 1334 - Leave this one unchecked.

If you dont have or use Firewire then just remove it.

Modem Support - Leave this one unchecked.

If you dont have or use a modem then just remove it.

Shell Event Sounds - These are the sounds in Windows, like when you open a window etc.

If you disable sounds then just remove it.

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Sound Recorder - You can never be sure on that you won't buy a microphone. So better leave this unchecked.

If you dont plan on recording using your mic then just remove it.

Windows Photo Viewer - It is the type of "gallery" that you have by default in Windows. Do not check.

Remove it and just use a third-party photo manager.

SSDP Discovery - Keep it.

Universal Plug and Play (UPNP) - Definitely keep it!

If you dont use PlugnPlay, just remove it.

Digital Rights Management - Is it even legal to turn this off? tongue.gif Seriously, I'm not sure if it is. Ask Nuhi about it.

If you dont download DRM-protected files, you can remove it.

IMAPlv2 Burning Support - Keep it, or else you won't be able to burn CDs or DVDs.

Remove it and use a third-party burning software. And afaik, they dont need this component.

Malicious Software Removal Tool - Keep it.

You can just remove it. Windows Update will have the latest version anyways.

Security Center - Keep it.

I consider this component rather useless since Im rather capable of monitoring my security software myself.

Windows Picture and Fax Viewer - Keep it.

Remove it and just use a third-party image viewer like XnView.

ZIP Folder - And keep it!

Remove it and just use a third-party archive tool.

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Good initiative. I agree with all the follow-up posts here at the moment, and got a couple of extra notes for you:

Speech Support - This got nothing to do with microphone use. It let you controll your PC with your voice. Used by very few.

It is also used for text-to-speech applications. Ventrilo for example uses this to make Microsoft Sally (or whatever her name is) say who connects to the server, changes channels, etc.

Dynamic Volume Manager - Only leave it if you use Windows Back-Up.

Isn't this needed for Dynamic Drives?

As for drivers. If you have downloaded drivers available for integration, you can remove them all.

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