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svchost, so many instances!

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September 6, 2004 7:48:34 AM

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hi,

On my laptop I run winXP pro.
Discovered in the task manager that many instances
of 'SVCHOST' are executing simultaneously and subsequently
figured out that it is the result of many services.

I use my laptop, solely for personal use (& entertainemnt).
It is not connected to any lan - except I use dial-up to
browse the net.

So I figured I can stop some services (and run manually
whenever required) and free up some memory - so would
appreciate a link which gives some documentation on
svchost. - In other words which all services I can safely
turn to 'Start-Manually'.

thks
g1

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September 6, 2004 8:27:04 AM

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"Jeevan" wrote:

> hi,
>
> On my laptop I run winXP pro.
> Discovered in the task manager that many instances
> of 'SVCHOST' are executing simultaneously and subsequently
> figured out that it is the result of many services.
>
> I use my laptop, solely for personal use (& entertainemnt).
> It is not connected to any lan - except I use dial-up to
> browse the net.
>
> So I figured I can stop some services (and run manually
> whenever required) and free up some memory - so would
> appreciate a link which gives some documentation on
> svchost. - In other words which all services I can safely
> turn to 'Start-Manually'.
>
> thks
> g1
>
This is an excellent site for what services you can disable.A word of
caution,write down everything you disable or chande to manual,just in case.
http://www.blackviper.com/WinXP/servicecfg.htm

This site will discribe what svchost.exe is and everything else.
http://answersthatwork.com/Tasklist_pages/tasklist.htm
!