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Last time Google talked about Chrome and Windows XP, word was the company would support the OS “until at least April 2015″. You may have noticed that we are well into April and Google is still providing updates for Chrome on XP. So just how long will this generosity last?
When you disconnect a device from your Windows PC, it’ll magically vanish from Device Manager — out of sight, out of mind as it were. However, in the Registry, the entry for that gadget remains, in case you decide to attach it again. While leaving these entires isn’t harmful, if you’re a stickler for keeping your system as fresh as possible, you can use Device Cleanup Tool to get rid of redundant ones.
Unless you make a disk image immediately after a fresh install and tweaking session of Windows, it can be tiresome to disable all the services you don’t need with every reformat or major hardware upgrade. Fortunately, we now have tools such as Sordum’s Easy Service Optimizer to take the grunt work out of these micro-tweaks.