Originally Posted by captainvic
If using Windows XP SP3 on a video capture computer, what are all of the default "security junk" features that need to be disabled/turned off?
You want to disable services, uninstall software, and disable/delete Windows addon non-core/non-essential components. You can literally compare the SP2 vs. SP3 changelog to see what needs to be dumped. But beyond that, everything from remote access to printers. None of it is needed, and may just poll the system during a capture, aka drop frames.
The unofficial/community Integral Edition already did that, hence why it's suggested. That and adding new updates and backports, to expand XP to the max potential.
Originally Posted by RobustReviews
XP is very exploitable, and is used as a vector for various very nasty activities.
In 2022 the best thing to do is probably not make an XP machine internet facing.
XP is now 'prehistoric' and can be exploited for many attacks, even if the user isn't aware.
Correct, never connect XP online. That was a 2000s OS, and it's now the 2020s. It's legacy, video capture tasks only.
The Integral Edition actually attempts making internet still work, with minimal safeguards. But it's like trying to use a pre-smart phone for 3G web access.
The security junk is a decade+ out of date now, 100% worthless.