Microsoft little by little adds functions to its Windows operating system with which it aims to improve the user experience. However, a very valuable storage space is often wasted depending on the computer hardware and that is why, in many cases, it is necessary to deactivate certain features. Actually, this is one of the best features of Windows, the ability to remove or modify virtually all the features that are present, by default, in the operating system.
Now, how is this process carried out? The truth is that it is something very simple and that any user can do:
Go to the Control Panel and click on Programs and Features.
Select the option Activate or deactivate Windows features (administrator privileges are required).
What can be removed to speed up Windows?
.NET Framework 3.5 (or higher if there is another version installed): These are developer-oriented services and normally nothing happens if it is deleted, although it is possible that some programs may need it.
Internet Explorer: It is the least used browser and therefore, it is safe to eliminate it since there are even extensions for Chrome that emulate its operation.
Internet Information Services: They are components for web servers that for the most basic operation is not necessary.
Printing services and documents: This function is only useful when using a printer or a FAX. Otherwise, it may be best to eliminate it.
RIP Listening: Used in advanced network management that uses very different protocols than those used in the usual home network.
Simple TCPIP services: Normally they are excluded by default but in case they are enabled, they will not be necessary unless you need to administer a huge network.
Telnet client (and server): This is a very useful service to connect to computers and other devices. However, for daily use, it is usually not necessary to have active service.
XPS Services and viewer: These are two components dedicated to the useful XPS files when we print a file. However, it is a type of file that is not used practically at present and that has been replaced by the more than known PDF.