what should I do?
I'm choosing the components to remove from my cd (Win XP Pro) and in the services section there are 3 which I don't know whether taking out.
First, a red component, HTTP SSL: considering that I'm not going to use Internet Explorer, is it safe to remove it even if I use SSL for e-mail or other services?
Second, another red component, SNMP: there is a generic reference to printer support and agents that monitor the activity in network devices and report to the network console workstation. Does it have something to do with router connection, USB devices for connecting to the local router or stuff like that? If wireless printing support (or USB printing) is needed, can SNMP be safely removed anyway?
Third, a black component, Network DDE: does its removal affect the local router connection and security issues?
Fourth, another black component, QoS RSVP (and related QoS): does it have something to do with internet USB keys (such as dLink) for router connection (or HSDPA connection)? If so, should I keep it?
Following the full list of components in Services section:
Application Layer Gateway
Background Intelligent Transfer Service (BITS)
Distributed Link Tracking Client
Distributed Transaction Coordinator (DTC)
Extensible Authentication Protocol Service
Health Key and Certificate Management Service
Imapi CD burning COM Services
Internet Authentication (IAS)
IPSEC Policy Agent
Kerberos Key Distribution Center
Network Access Protection (NAP)
Network Location Awareness (NLA)
Performance Logs and Alerts
QoS RSVP and Quality of Service
Route Listening Servise
Service Advertising Protocol
Simple TCP/IP Services
System Event Notification (SENS)
TCP/IP NetBIOS Helper
Text Services Framework
Uninterruptible Power Supply
Universal Plug and Play
Volume Shadow Copy
Windows Firewall/Internet Connection Sharing (ICS)
Windows Management Instrumentation
Lastly, this is my list of components to remove: Alerter, Application Layer Gateway, Distributed Link Tracking Client, Error Reporting, IMAPI CD burning com services, Indexing Services, Messenger, QoS RSVP, Remote Registry, Removable Storage, Service Advertising Protocol, TCP/IP NetBIOS Helper, Telnet, Text Services Framework, Volume Shadow Copy.
Since I use a router connection (sometimes a HSDPA key), do you think that removal of any of the components of my list would badly affect my internet connection?
Do you think I could include something else on my components list, something absolutely unuseful that I missed at first sight?
Hi, I am unable to remove C:\WinToolkit_Mount\ folder. It takes a lot space on my c: drive about 9 gigabytes.
It says i dont have permission, even thought I am using admistration account(windows 7 x64).
I tried bootable linux (puppy linux) from usb and it says "operation not supported or something" when I try to delete the folder.
Any help appreciated.
How delete languages that were already added to make lighter install.wim. For exampleI do not need English or French and want to remove it. Any idea?
Hi guys, I've a question about the hotfix and other components WinSXS directory in Windows 7, from what I've read by clearing the folder with vLite or WinReducer or other softwares, Windows Update will not work.
But is it possible to fake Windows Update in thinking that WinSXS is fine even if I clear up all the files inside the various directories(directories are fine cause they don't occupy space, but .dll and .exe do).
Can someone clear this thing ?
Suppose you want to install future updates and hotfixes but you don't want to unistall any of the previous, are those files inside WinSXS required.
How does Windows Update check if those files are present, will check updates by the directory list or it will investigate the files inside them too ?
Thanks, for any suggestion to free up those 5 GB safely without breaking Windows Update functionality.