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Cleanup after SP2 install>

Optoma I will do what you suggest tonight.

Here is what I am wondering. I have a machine at work that is running Windows XP SP2.
Can I just copy the services.exe, svchost.exe, lsass.exe, and spoolsv.exe from that machine and let it overwrite the ones on my home machine?
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angel_fire2701Commented:
you need to run "sfc /scannow" from a command prompt, you may need to insert you XP installation disk during the process.
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johnb6767Commented:
You run the risk of bringing over the improper versions of those files, but if you verify they are correct, then yes....

But....

You will want to delete them from the c:\windows\system32\dllcache folder, or SFC will prevent you from replacing them.....

Deleting them from the above folder, will make SFC unable to replace them, as there will be no replacement available, but you will be warned from the OS, and asked if you want to keep the "Unrecognized" versions.....
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johnb6767Commented:
I have to ask though, if you just did an SP2 install... Why are you doing this?

BTW, you really should be on SP3......
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eggwisCommented:
What OS are you running at home?
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wds620Author Commented:
When I ran Process explorer and selected the Verify Signtaure option all the processes in question came up verified.

So I think I am good there. My printer even started working again !!

Now I just need to clean up my logon screen. My I reboot my machine it comes up with 3 accounts:
ASP.Net
SQLDebugger
Walt

Previoulsy I only had
Administrator
Walt

Is there a way I can get rid of the 2 I do not use, and get the Administrator logon account to appear at the logon screen again?
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optomaCommented:
Could you attach screenshots of process explorer?
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angel_fire2701Commented:
Control Panel > User Accounts > Delete the accounts
Sometimes you can't get it all that way so follow up with this....
Right Click on My Computer > Manage > Expand Local Users and Groups on the left > Click on Users > On the right side > Right Click on an account you don't want > Click Delete
It is possible that the computer may not delete an account with the above two methods if you have logged into one of the accounts during your session. To be able to delete them again restart the computer and perform the steps again.
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johnb6767Commented:
Dont delete the accounts....Might be needed for services.....

HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows NT\CurrentVersion\Winlogon\SpecialAccounts\UserList

Create a DWORD value named
ASP.Net
and
SQLDebugger

And a value of 0

They will then  be hidden.....


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wds620Author Commented:
I have attached a screen shot of control panel\user accounts and the registry. But I do not see the accounts in the regisrty as suggested by johnb6767.
I am running Windows XP Home edition SP2.
I did not see these accounts show up on my logon screen before but I mah have changed a setting with all the troubleshooting I was doing tyring to get SP2 installed.

I have not deleted any of the unwanted accounts yet. I appreciate your help with this.
UserAccounts.doc
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johnb6767Commented:
"But I do not see the accounts in the regisrty as suggested by johnb6767."

You have to add them to hide them......
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johnb6767Commented:
And put a password on your account!!!!!

:-)
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angel_fire2701Commented:
The only way to do it is to delete the accounts, I've done this before. It's very doubtful they are needed for services. I know for a fact the asp.net shows up after doing windows updates and there is no harm in removing it.
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johnb6767Commented:
Hide a User from the Welcome Screen in Windows XP
http://www.petri.co.il/hide_a_user_from_the_welcome_screen_in_windows_xp.htm

No need to delete them. This is a more step by step of what I suggested....
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angel_fire2701Commented:
Well, I'll say I learned something new today, thanks John. I allways just deleted them lol.
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johnb6767Commented:
And theres probably nothing wrong with that. I cannot personally say that they are *definately* not needed, but it is always good practice to disable/hide something instead of just deleting.... It is always easier to re enable/unhide, than to recover.....
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wds620Author Commented:
johnb6767 I could not get that [procedure ot work on my machine, not sure, maybr I did something wrong. But even after I added the username to the registry in the HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows NT\CurrentVersion\Winlogon\SpecialAccounts\UserList
by creating new DWORD value, giving same name as account name, and setting value to 0, it still appeared on my welcome screen. I went into control panet and deleted the ones I did not need, Now they do not show up on thw wleomce screen. Thank you.
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