Some of you say you will get problems if 'you' disable the service but what kind of problems? Please list you're confirmed! concerns. Now I customized and unlocked all W8/2012 features MS provides. I only use this in a W8 VM (really only) for testing purpose. I also activated the VM, but just for cosmetic reasons and to be sure everything will work just from the beginning. The only big systemchange was to disable spp (start=4).