Windows XP has many services running in the background. You cannot see them as these are hidden processes that run on the background.
Some services of windows XP are not so necessary but still these services run in the background and consume memory. Since these services need to be always present in the memory, they consume a lot of memory and we cannot just stop the processes. But, the good news is that we can disable unnecessary services.
A small test to see how much memory do the services use
1. Open your task manager by clicking Alt + Ctrl +Del.
2. Now go to processes and search for services.exe.
Yes you're right services.exe is a critical process and hence uses huge memory.
I will teach you how to stop some of the unnecessary services of windows XP so that the services process uses less memory.
How to do it
1. Go to start
2. Click run
3. Now type services.msc and click OK.
4. Now you should see services screen.
5. Find the ClipBook, double click it.
6. Now click the stop button to stop it (If the stop button is disabled then you don’t need to do anything in this step).
7. Now on the startup type drop down list click disabled.
8. click Apply.
9. click OK.
10. Do the same with the other unnecessary services.
Now press and hold ctrl+alt+delete to open the task manager and find the process services.exe. You will find that, now services is using less memory that it was using just before.