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Old 10-30-2010, 12:17 PM   #38
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Services can suck, and when I get time I might update the OP and add some resources on what can be shut off and what can be set to manual... it can make a big difference in the time it takes to get a usable desktop. Anyway, do NOT checkmark/delete any of these while using HiJackThis, but you could

go to Start -> Run -> services.msc, right click on the service, go to properties, and set some of these to Manual, depending on how often you use some of that stuff. That will prevent them from starting up on their own when Windows starts, which can speed things up.
I think the second part of this post needs repeated. This is a wonderful way to take control of running processes on your computer. Very useful for both resource management and diagnosis when something's wrong. More people should familiarize themselves with this.
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