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#1 Guest_Barqers_*

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Posted 05 February 2007 - 10:11 PM

Hello I reinstalled windows xp home and updated everything and such a few weeks ago. To speed up my computer after I installed this batch of programs/updates I disabled services that I did not use (i.e. Print Spooler). Since then I have gotten limewire to download a few songs that I can't seem to find on the net to purchase. Now in doing this I realise I have disabled the peer-peer/p2p networking service yet I have no clue what it is. To avoid the hastle of turning on all the services and then manually disabling one by one I searched google to no avail. This is my last resort, usually my first resort since all you tomcoyote members are fabulously well equipped with computer knowledge. My question after all that blabber jabber would be, what service is needed to run, download, search and do everything with limewire? Thank you for your time, It is very much appreciated. François


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#2 paws


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Posted 07 February 2007 - 07:29 AM

Hi Francois,
I can't tell you the exact services you need to be running for Limewire to work, as I have always avoided Limewire due to it's previous poor reputation in some quarters for harbouring, undesirable elements.

I understand that the latest version of Limewire is considered safer than some previous ones, so the choice of using peer to peer filesharing programmes like this must be one that you take after satisfying yourself that you have taken steps for your system not to be compromised.

To put your services back to their default state you could do the following:

1. Goto the Start Menu
2. Select Run
3. Open services.msc and select OK
4. Services will open. Select the Help Menu
5. Select Help Topics
6. The Help Window will open. Click the + sign beside Services
7. Click the + sign beside Concepts
8. Click Default settings for services

Having done this and rebooted, you could consider disabling services one at a time to observe if your functionality has been reduced.

A good site with lots of information on this is to be found here:


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#3 Guest_Barqers_*

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Posted 07 February 2007 - 11:55 AM

Thanks paws I have left the defaults settings on and limewire works fine. In the near future I may decide to go one by one, but that takes alot of time to test. So I will keep you posted on the services Have a good day, Francois

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