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Windows Vista™ Inside Out by Craig Stinson, Carl Siechert, Ed Bott

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Recommended Startup Settings for Services

On a typical computer running Windows Vista, literally dozens of services are installed by default. What do all of these services do? Do you really need to have each of these running? Table 25-2 includes a list of services on a typical computer running Windows Vista Ultimate along with a brief description of the service, the account it uses for logon purposes, and our recommendations for setting the startup type (Automatic, Manual, or Disabled).

Table 25-2. Service Descriptions and Startup Settings

Service

Log On As

Description

Recommended Startup Type

Application Experience

Local System

Helps to check compatibility of programs run in Windows Vista

Automatic

Application Information

Local System

Part of the User Account ...

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