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Restore Default Services in Windows 11

Services are an application type that runs in the system background without a user interface. Services provide core operating system features (such as printing, networking, remote access, File Explorer, Windows Search, updates, etc.) and apps to operate as intended.

Startup Type for services

  • Automatic – A service in this state will start at boot time. Some services, when no longer required, will also automatically stop when not needed. If you find you do not need a service, place it into Manual or Disabled.
  • Automatic (Delayed Start) – A service in this state will start just after boot time. Some services, when no longer required, will also automatically stop when not needed. If you find you do not need a service, place it into Manual or Disabled.
  • Automatic (Delayed Start, Trigger Start) – A service in this state will start just after boot when specifically called.
  • Manual (Trigger Start) – This is a version of Manual mode that allows Windows to start a service when specifically called and Microsoft’s answer to “too many services running all the time”.
  • Manual – Manual mode allows Windows to start a service when needed. However, very few services will start up when required in Manual mode. If you find you need a service, place it into Automatic.
  • Disabled – This setting will stop a service from starting, even if needed. Errors in the Event Viewer will show up complaining of that fact. Some services, while Disabled, will constantly complain. However, this situation is taken care of if placed in Manual. The service descriptions identifies those that should be in Manual vice Disabled.

Services are located in the HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Services registry key.

Sometimes you may need to restore a missing or deleted service, or restore a service to default if changes to its General, Log On, Recovery, or Dependencies properties settings is causing an issue.

This tutorial will show you how to restore missing or messed up default services in Windows 11.

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Delete Services in Windows 11

Services are an application type that runs in the system background without a user interface. Services provide core operating system features (such as printing, networking, remote access, File Explorer, Windows Search, updates, etc.) and apps to operate as intended.

Sometimes you may need to delete a service. For example, when installed software doesn’t uninstall properly, and leaves its service in the Services list.

This tutorial will show you how to delete a service in Windows 11.

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Start, Stop, and Restart Services in Windows 11

Services are an application type that runs in the system background without a user interface. Services provide core operating system features (such as printing, networking, remote access, File Explorer, Windows Search, updates, etc.) and apps to operate as intended.

Usually, Windows does a great job of automatically managing services, but sometimes you may need to manually start, stop, or restart a service on demand.

This tutorial will show you how to start, stop, or restart services in Windows 11.

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Enable and Disable Services in Windows 11

Services are an application type that runs in the system background without a user interface. Services provide core operating system features (such as printing, networking, remote access, File Explorer, Windows Search, updates, etc.) and apps to operate as intended.

Usually, Windows does a great job of automatically managing services, but sometimes you may need to manually enable or disable a service on demand.

  • If you disable a service, any dependent services are also affected. Enabling a service does not automatically restart its dependent services.
  • Changing the default service settings may prevent key services from running correctly. It is especially important to use caution when changing the Startup type setting of services that are configured to start automatically.

Startup Type for services

  • Automatic – A service in this state will start at boot time. Some services, when no longer required, will also automatically stop when not needed. If you find you do not need a service, place it into Manual or Disabled.
  • Automatic (Delayed Start) – A service in this state will start just after boot time. Some services, when no longer required, will also automatically stop when not needed. If you find you do not need a service, place it into Manual or Disabled.
  • Automatic (Delayed Start, Trigger Start) – A service in this state will start just after boot when specifically called.
  • Manual (Trigger Start) – This is a version of Manual mode that allows Windows to start a service when specifically called and Microsoft’s answer to “too many services running all the time”.
  • Manual – Manual mode allows Windows to start a service when needed. However, very few services will start up when required in Manual mode. If you find you need a service, place it into Automatic.
  • Disabled – This setting will stop a service from starting, even if needed. Errors in the Event Viewer will show up complaining of that fact. Some services, while Disabled, will constantly complain. However, this situation is taken care of if placed in Manual. The service descriptions identifies those that should be in Manual vice Disabled.

This tutorial will show you how to enable and disable services in Windows 11.

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How to Add Services to Control Panel in Windows 7, 8, and 10

A service is an application type that runs in the system background without a user interface and is similar to a UNIX daemon process. Services provide core operating system features, such as Web serving, event logging, file serving, printing, cryptography, and error reporting.

The Services (services.msc) Microsoft Management Console allows you to start, stop, restart, enable, disable, and configure services in Windows.

Services is not in the Control Panel by default, but you can add it.

This tutorial will show you how to add Services to the Control Panel for all users to open it from in Windows 7, Windows 8, or Windows 10.

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How to Export List of Running and Stopped Services in Windows

A service is an application type that runs in the system background without a user interface and is similar to a UNIX daemon process. Services provide core operating system features, such as Web serving, event logging, file serving, printing, cryptography, and error reporting.

This tutorial will show you how to export a list of running and stopped services to a file in Windows 7, Windows 8, and Windows 10.

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