Deleting a Service in Windows 7, XP & others

Posted by John Cowburn on Sunday, May 30, 2010 Under: Software & IT-related

Recommended for advanced users:

You might wish to delete a service at some stage, perhaps one that remains after an uninstall (I've even seen a service remain in W7 after a system restore to a point prior to the installation!)

Go to your Registry Editor (windows+R and then type regedit > enter.)
Select HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE > System > CurrentControlSet
Select Services folder
Examine the listed services (they're in alphabetical order)
Highlight/ select the service you wish to delete > right click > delete

One way to check all your services is by typing windows+R and then type msconfig > enter
Select services and view list of services and their status (e.g. running. stopped, etc.)

It's advisable to back up the registry prior to making any changes.



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Deleting a Service in Windows 7, XP & others

Posted by John Cowburn on Sunday, May 30, 2010 Under: Software & IT-related

Recommended for advanced users:

You might wish to delete a service at some stage, perhaps one that remains after an uninstall (I've even seen a service remain in W7 after a system restore to a point prior to the installation!)

Go to your Registry Editor (windows+R and then type regedit > enter.)
Select HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE > System > CurrentControlSet
Select Services folder
Examine the listed services (they're in alphabetical order)
Highlight/ select the service you wish to delete > right click > delete

One way to check all your services is by typing windows+R and then type msconfig > enter
Select services and view list of services and their status (e.g. running. stopped, etc.)

It's advisable to back up the registry prior to making any changes.



In : Software & IT-related 


Tags: "windows 7" xp "deleting services" "deleting services in registry" 
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