Windows 7 Tricks: How to Enable or Disable Services in Windows 7

By Partho, Gaea News Network
Tuesday, January 20, 2009

Have you installed the Windows 7? Are the overhead services running in your background slowing down your system? The rudimentary ideas suggest disabling the unused services in the background to revamp the speed. Now how do you do that in Windows 7. Well I have the hack.And most importantly I am going to share with you just that.

Here’s what you need to do in order to Start or Disable a service.

Step 1

Get into the  Control Panel. Look for the Administrative Tools icon. Then click on Services.
Alternately, you can open the Start Menu and Type in services.msc in the search line. Then Press Enter.

Step 2

In case you get a prompted click on continue in the UAC prompt. Again, for administrators approval you might have to provide the password.

Step 3

Right click on the service you have to start or disable. Click on Properties.

Now you can either disable or start a service with the steps below.

Step 4

To Disable a service

i) In the properties window click on the stop button. Wait for a few sec till the service stop.
ii)  Go to the Startup type and click on the drop down menu. Select Disable.
iii) click on Apply button
iv) Finally click Ok

Step 5

To start a service

i) Get to the Startup type. Click on the drop down menu. Select Automatic or Manual. Click on Apply.
ii) Click on Start button below.
iv) Finally click Ok

In case the Start option is inactive (greyed out), restart the Computer. But before that, change the Startup type to Automatic and click Ok.

You may have to restart the computer to bring the changes into effect.

That’s not all, disabling the services implies lowering your system’s performance. In case you have disabled a wrong service and lost access to computer. Boot into the safe mode from the Advanced Boot Option and reset the settings.

Anyway, if you are interested in reading more Windows 7 features and hacks, you must read our 10 Top Windows 7 articles. Hey we also have a great Windows 7 up-to-date coverage for you. I am sure you will not want to miss them.

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