I have both XP and Vista machines in my network. Many of them run slowly.
I would like to find, for both OS's, a list of the minimal Services (both Microsoft and Other) and Startup programs that are required for the Operating System to run.
It would also be nice to know what these services do. I know I've seen a Web site out there that compiles a list of the common services and describes each of them. Or maybe it was something I downloaded, I can't remember.
I'll attach something I found at a Microsoft newsgroup which is a good starting point, I think.