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6th January 2010, 11:53 AM #1
Lockdown XP Home
We're currently using XP home for a few netbooks. I've used Steadystate to lock them down and this works ok but it suffers from a long pause when the service starts which is annoying. I've been unable to solve this issue so am looking to alternatives for a new batch of netbooks.
Anyone here using XP home and spent time locking it down? I can see a few sites out there listing loads of reg hacks but Iím wondering if a mandatory profile might be a better way to go?
6th January 2010, 12:11 PM #2
Are you using these in a school? I didn't think you could use home for that.
Have a look at services that run, my xp pro sp3 computer would lag like 5+ minutes on startup and its fine now that i've disabled the following services:
* Wireless Zero Config
* Security Center
* Auto Updates
6th January 2010, 12:22 PM #3
Originally Posted by p858snake
They aren't on the domain. It's specifically the Steadystate service that hangs, it shows in the event log.
7th January 2010, 10:08 PM #4
I came across similar problems, but my answer was a lucky find of several extra xp pro licences during the summer - I really don't see why I can't buy the bloomin things with XP Pro!
8th January 2010, 08:36 AM #5
Originally Posted by Mr.Ben
I could upgrade to pro under schools agreement but if I can just remove a few things XP Home is ideal as they don't need to be on the domain.
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