How do I remove Windows features in Windows XP?

cindy December 3, 2011

A MakeUseOf article shows how to remove Windows features (“// 5 Easy Ways to Remove Windows Bloat on Your PC It’s a fact of life for most Windows users that as the weeks go by with a PC in regular use, things just start to accumulate, the OS becomes more bloated and everything just seems... Read More “, but the process doesn’t seem to be the same in Windows XP. Does anyone know the steps for removing features in XP?

  1. Joey Dee
    December 15, 2011 at 5:34 am

    nLite - Windows Installation Customizer

  2. Sonny Bass
    December 4, 2011 at 7:51 pm

    1. Edit the hidden system file SYSOC.INF in the Windows/Inf folder (or WINNT/Inf if you upgraded from NT or 2000).
    2. Delete all instances of the word HIDE. Don't put any spaces inbetween the commas.
    3. Save your changes.
    4. Open 'Add or Remove Programs' in Control Panel.
    5. Click on 'Add/Remove Windows Components. You will now see options for 'Accessories and Utilities' (the programs in the Accessories menu on the Start panel), MSN Explorer and several other components.
    6. Uncheck the tick box to remove that component or check it to install it from your XP CD.

    Be careful what components you remove though!

  3. Anonymous
    December 3, 2011 at 11:17 am

    yyou can do some things in group policy for instance Remove CD Burning Features
    1) Start - Run - type gpedit.msc (not available in Windows XP Home Edition).
    2) Go to User Configuration - Administrative Templates - Windows Explorer.
    3) Look for "Remove CD Burning Features" and double click on it.
    4) Choose ENABLED and apply. reboot the computer for settings to take place.

    December 3, 2011 at 9:15 am

    Hello, these are the steps for xp:

    -- click on start
    -- control panel
    -- click on add/remove programs
    -- on left hand menu select add/remove windows components
    -- select what you do not need by check marking it.  Make sure to view the components by clicking details
    -- click on next until process is concluded
    -- click on finish
    -- If it asks you to restart, restart computer.

    If you need to add any features you follow same procedure.  Just checkm