I just bought a new laptop and unfortunately Windows Vista came with it. It's just been one day and I've noticed several programs are incompatible. I'll continue adding to the list as I notice more problems.
Aside from having already paid probably $200 from the price of the laptop for vista, I still have high hopes Vista will improve. Windows XP has tons and tons of security updates and of course the 2 massive service packs. That really wories me because some security issues and glitches might have been hackishly fixed. It really feels like a very inefficient, but finally stable system. The only thing positive I've seen so far is that. Vista at least automatically reloads explorer.exe after it has crashed and restores the other folders. Widgets are pretty useless outdated toys that eat up memory. It's easier just to use RSS online or just use the old active desktop.
To my horror my brand new laptop had 70 (!!) processes running at first boot and was already using up a significant amount of memory at startup. The new windows transparencies/effects are nice, but not worth the gross memory consumption they use. Even if I have 2 gigs memory, it's better well spent on maxing games/databasing.
These are microsoft vista services I disabled. I might re-enable a few if I learn they're needed by something. You can see a short / brief / quick description of each Windows
I don't use a proxy. Unless you're using a paid service to browse annonymously, or connecting through some remote server to bypass work or school firewalls, it's useless.
I'll enable it in a few months to see if there's anything new.
Maybe this is a renamed indexing service? Search still works but warns it could be faster if indexing is enabled.
I don't like the word "remote". Anything that has remote in the title usually ads the ability for other computers to connect to yours and gain some level of control.
Supposedly this was for uninstalling updates or something.
I hate windows media player. I rather use winamp, or songbird. Also disabled: Windows Media Center Serice Launcher, scheduler service, reciever service
Use Sygate's Personal firewall free. It's more compact if you disable logging.
When have you ever read the windows event log? / Windows event log collector
There's millions of people that don't know how to disable this service to report for me. Only data in aggregate is analyzed.
Use spybot search and destroy and adaware. Google toolbar has a phising protector. If you use more than that you're either paranoid or retarded.
I dont use dialup?
I live on the edge. Also I fear the gross disk space and constant background file copying that such a service might use.
Sounds like some kind of disk backup system used with the scheduler.
Universal plug and play... but when I use my usb mouse / head set/ external hard drive / ethernet connections they all still work and are detected the moment I plug them in. I have no idea what it does.
Windows Classic mode is fine for me. I set my own sounds / backgrounds.
I dont use dialup
Anything that says helper can generally be ignored
I dont own a tablet PC.
I dont read event logs or sent to microsoft.
Maybe for external wireless cards? Mines built in, I dont care.
lol. Norton, Windows Defender, Windows Firewall, Windows Parental Controls, Windows User Protection Mode, Security Accounts Manager Isn't that just grossly overdoing it?
No one else is going to be able to connect to this comp.
There it goes again with that unsecure keyword "remote".
This is actually useful. Plugin a USB device and windows uses it to cache frequently used programs. Meh.
This is maybe a windows help and support feature or a windows media player feature, in either case, useless.
I've never encrypted a file
I hear google is more useful than the archived list of crap microsoft vista speculates over.
I dont own a printer =O!
I don't own TEH BABIES =O!
Some kind of security function.
I disable anything with the name helper.
Some kind of disability device service.
Another security service?
I'm the only one that uses the computer. Even if this thing opens up stuff that was previously open it would get really annoying.
Another security / networking feature.
Used by windows firewall. The firewall is also disabled.