Freeing up ram in XP SP2
Posted on 2005-05-15
OK the situation is this, i have a sony laptop, VGN-t160p it has 1 gig of ram, running windows xp professional sp2 i have relativvely a few programs that run on startup, i checked using msconfig, in any case whenever my computer all starts up it had by then only around 450 free megs of ram and i have only a few strat\up progrms running, i want to disable unnecessary services via services.msc and i woudl like to know which are the non eccencial ones. aldo if anyone has other tips for making the comp run faster and smoother and have more ram pls shar this with me as well. my start progs list list is:
1) sony vaio power menagment
2) hot key utility
3) wireless utility switcher
4) rundll32 btauthentication
5) Sony ISBmanager ??
6)Trend micro PCGuide
7) gcasserv microsoft antispyware
8) dk icon exectutive diskkeper
9) partseal sony recovery
13) wcescomm active sync
14) start killer this is a little soft to remove the starrt button i am using
16) xursor xp
this is all and i can not imagine this taking half a gig of ram from the beginning. also using
tasklist /svc command i checked the srvices and i found out that i have like 6 svchost services and they take up a lot of ram since in one of them there are like 10 different thing are running.
in any case i need some advice on how to free up ram and speed up the computer and if i need to provide additianl info i need to know what.