Let's get straight to the point and cut the crap:
My Macbook Pro arrives tomorrow, and I'm going to install XP Pro SP2 through bootcamp once I'm done feeling my way around the Mac OS.
However, I'd like to know from people actively using Windows XP the best way to lock down and secure windows.
The only reason I'm going to be using windows on my mac would be to play games. That's it- Nothing else. Because of that, I would like your recommendations to make this installation as maintenance-free as possible. I know that it's impossible to make windows XP completely hassle-free; but with your help, I'm pretty sure we can make it less of pain to upkeep than it already is.
This is the list of programs I plan on installing so far (I sure as HELL am not paying for an antivirus, with the exception of possibly NOD32):
Avast Home Edition or AVG Free
Auslogics Disk Defrag [Question: Do I need to defrag windows in bootcamp?]
Disable Guest Account
Create Two Accounts (One Admin, other limited user with the games installed)
Install latest Updates for Windows
Disable Remote Registry, Remote Desktop, Netmeeting, and other useless crap
Limit recycle bin size
Install Flash/Java/Other IF needed
Uninstall crapware and "trials"
Disable the integrated firewall
Defrag after installing everything
Any other suggestions would be greatly appreciated.