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How do I remove networking features from Windows 2000?

Posted By : Jeff of Chandler-Gilbert Community College on February 18, 2002

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I have windows 2000 installed on my system.... as you see my system configuration is not up to the mark. Now I don't have any network or networking features attached to my computer. How do I completly remove win 2K networking features from the hard disk and the memory ( how do I prevent the componets from loading ). I have somehow tried to free up system resources, by stopping and disabling some services from the administrator tools... which one of these are essential? I also have a printer and a 3.5" FDD attached.

Can you please help me in telling which all services i can disable from the windows 2000 command console ( using the startup disk's provided)

This question was answered on February 18, 2002. Much of the information contained herein may have changed since posting.

I would not suggest trying to disable and remove all of the networking features that are contained in Windows 2000 One of the main reasons is that you will no longer be able to connect to the internet The internet itself is just a big network Even if you don't plan on connecting your computer directly to another within your house, you may find that there are features you are going to need The type of features you will use depends on the type of connection that you have to the internet (Dial-up, DSL, ISDN, Cable, T1, etc)

Most likely you are using a standard dial-up connection and will only need the TCP/IP protocal If you want to keep your features to a minimum you can do this

Go to "Control Panel", "Internet Options", click on the "Connections" tab, make sure that your connection is highlighted in the white box and click on "Settings" Then click on "Properties", and select the "Networking" tab Look in the white box in the middle of the page and make sure that "TCP/IP" is the only one checked If any of the others are checked, then highlight them and click on the "Uninstall" button If you do not want to use the internet, you can uninstall TCP/IP as well

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Posted by Jeff of Chandler-Gilbert Community College on February 18, 2002

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