So in this tutorial instead of disabling hardware and services and then enabling them over and over again, why don't we create a profile for gaming???
Follow these steps carefully:
1> Right click on My Computer and select Properties..
2> Select Hardware Tab, then click Hardware Profiles..
3> Mark "Original Configuration", than Copy and then Rename to "Game"..
Now you have created a menu that shows up when you boot your computer. Set the properties for your boot option in the "Hardware profiles selections" You normally would boot with the Original Configuration.Never delete your "Original Configuration" if you boot in another profile. Reboot your computer to see that this takes effect..Its recommended that you sort through the list and read the descriptions to decide if you need that service depending on what you want to do with your computer. Remember, you can always turn the service back on if you find that you need it in the future. Below is the procedure to turn off a service. .
1> Click the start button..
2> Select run from the bottom of the right column..
3> Then type " services.msc " in the box and click ok..
4> Once the services window has loaded we are ready to turn off unneeded services.
5> For instructional purposes we are going to turn off the Portable Media Serial Number service.
6> Find this service in the list and select it with the mouse.
7> Right click and select Properties.
8> Once the properties windows has loaded locate the Start up type drop down box and select disable.
9> Then just click ok and the next time the computer starts the service will not be loaded.
Now, to disable different services for a Game Machine
Below is a list of windows services that we recommend you change to the manual setting..
1.Routing and Remote Access
3.Application Layer Gateway Service** (only if firewall is not used)
5.Background Intelligent Transfer Service
7.COM+ System Application
8.Distributed Link Tracking Client
9.Distributed Transaction Coordinator
10.Help and Support
11.IMAPI CD-Burning COM Service** (only if do you not use the cd-rw xp record suport)
13.Logical Disk Manager Administrative Service
14.MS Software Shadow Copy Provider
16.NetMeeting Remote Desktop Sharing
18.Network DDE DSDM
19.Network Location Awareness (NLA)
20.NT LM Security Support Provider
21.Performance Logs and Alerts
22.Portable Media Serial Number
24.Remote Desktop Help Session Manager
25.Remote Procedure Call (RPC) Locator
30.Smart Card Helper
31.SSDP Discovery Service
32.System Restore Service
35.Uninterruptible Power Supply
36.Universal Plug and Play Device Host
37.Volume Shadow Copy
38.Windows Image Acquisition (WIA)
40.Windows Management Instrumentation Driver Extensions
41.Wireless Zero Configuration
42.WMI Performance Adapter
43.Fast User Switching Compatibility ** (only if fast user shiching is not used or the machine have one user only)
46.TCP/IP NetBIOS Helper
49.Print Spooler ** (only if the pc do not have or use a printer)
51.Error Reporting Service
53.Internet Connection Firewall (ICF) / Internet Connection Sharing
Select each service to configure, right-click, select Properties, Choose "Log on" tab. In the lower part of this box select "Disable" or "Enable" dependent on which hardware profile you configure. If you configure for "Game" you choose "Disable" to free up system resources.
Note: Novice users please create a System Restore Point before you perform this XP tweak..