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dkellermann

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I'm running XP Pro SP2, in windows components wizard under networking services, 3 are checked
Internet gateway device discovery control client
Simple TCP/IP services
UPnP User interface.

Can someone explain what these are/do? My daughters computer is the host computer for me to access the internet (dsl), but our computers are not networked (I can't see her comp, she can't see mine) can I disable/delete any of these?

tcpsvcs.exe is running now, it didn't before I re-installed XP pro... can/should I stop this process from running?

Thanks!
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jaxisland

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Well they dont always need to be there but they arent hurting anything either.

Internet gateway device discovery control client = This searches the network (local, not internet) for devices that are attached, and also makes sure there are no duplicate IP addresses or computer names

Simple TCP/IP services = This is a protocal bundle that allows extra functionality to your network. It is usually not needed but doesnt hurt to be there.

UPnP User interface = This searches the local network for devices, printers, other computers etc.

The tcpsvcs.exe is the Simple TCP/IP program running in the background. I truly dont believe these are needed, you can remove them or disable them, then if there is an issue re-enable them.
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