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 Jul 28, 2005 - 04:17 PM - by Michael
* Windows with Zero Services

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Granted, this will probably kill some of the things you'd like to do (like play games) but as it turns out, Windows XP will actually run in a "zero services" configuration.
The following steps, which you must follow carefully to achieve a minimal Windows system, were derived by Dave Solomon through experimentation, and when he discovered that Windows was usable without all the core system processes we were dumbfounded. After figuring this out he and I polled senior Windows experts like the vice president of the Core Operating Systems Division, the technical lead of the Virtual PC team, and a lead Windows security architect to see if they thought that Windows would function at all, much less if Internet Explorer would work, without the support of Winlogon, Lsass, and services, and the unanimous answer was ?no?. Even after we showed them the demonstration I?m about to share with you they all thought that we?d staged some kind of trick.
Nifty.
 

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