How to set up WINDOWS XP into a Gaming Machine

Optimize Windows XP System Settings for your Gaming Machine

If you are a hard core gamer then the below tweaks are for you.

This is a list of windows services that you can disable to get better performance out of your system only use it after you have created a hardware profile for gaming. If you do not know how to do that, refer to our tweak on how to Create a Hardware Profile to free up System Resources by clicking here.Readmore

And before you get stuck into those tweaks you should take some precautions you need to 
Create System restore points 
This is how you disable unnecessary services to free system resources
Services are programs that run when the computer starts up and continue to run as they aid the operating system in functionality. There are many services that load and are not needed which take up memory space and CPU time. Disabling these services will free up system resources which will speed up your overall computer experience. I recommend 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.
Click the start button.
Select run from the bottom of the right column.
Then type services.msc in the box and click ok. 


Once the services window has loaded we are ready to turn off unneeded services.
For instructional purposes we are going to turn off the 'Alerter' service.
Find this service in the list and select it with the mouse.

You can either disable those services totally like this .....
Right click and select Properties.
Once the properties windows has loaded locate the Start up type drop down box and select disable.
Then just click ok and the next time the computer starts the service will not be loaded

Or even better configure it in your gaming profile ( I personally like this one better) :
by selecting 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.

 Routing and Remote Access
Application Layer Gateway Service** (only if firewll is not used)
Application Management
Background Intelligent Transfer Service
COM+ System Application
Computer Browser
Distributed Link Tracking Client
Distributed Transaction Coordinator
Error Reporting Service
Fast User Switching Compatibility ** (only if fast user shiching is not used or the machine have one user only)
Help and Support
IMAPI CD-Burning COM Service** (only if do you not use the cd-rw xp record suport)
Indexing Service
Internet Connection Firewall (ICF) / Internet Connection Sharing (ICS)
IPSEC Services
Logical Disk Manager Administrative Service
MS Software Shadow Copy Provider
Net Logon
NetMeeting Remote Desktop Sharing
Network DDE
Network DDE DSDM
Network Location Awareness (NLA)
NT LM Security Support Provider
Performance Logs and Alerts
Portable Media Serial Number
Print Spooler ** (only if the pc do not have or use a printer)
Protected Storage

Routing and Remote Access
Remote Desktop Help Session Manager
Remote Procedure Call (RPC) Locator
Remote Registry
Removable Storage
Secondary Logon
Security Accounts Manager
Smart Card
Smart Card Helper
SSDP Discovery Service
System Restore Service
Task Scheduler
Uninterruptible Power Supply
Universal Plug and Play Device Host
Upload Manager
Volume Shadow Copy
Windows Image Acquisition (WIA)
Windows Installer
Windows Management Instrumentation Driver Extensions
Wireless Zero Configuration
WMI Performance Adapter
Windows Time

Have Fun Ka'pirata Dnt 4 get To Visit My FB Page and Hit Like: Pirata-Ako