How to Disable Sync Center Mobsync.exe in Vista
We all at some stage have asked the question ‘What the hell is mobsync and how do i disable it?’ and been left scratching your head, especially if your the proud owner of Windows Vista.
Well to be straight with you it annoys me when people give definite answers on how to disable the feature when clearly its not the same as XP, Speculation has lead people to believe its a networking tool for your Internet connection, well almost right but not quite. Then that its windows media player, again its almost there but not quite and finally that its an Microsoft tool for reporting which is a bit stupid to be honest …
Thankfully there is a simpler explanation to the question and an even simpler resolution and it is as follows below.
What is Mobsync and how can i disable it?
Mobsync is a Microsoft owned tool which enforces group policy for removable mass-storage devices.
It simply enables applications such as Windows Media Player and Image Import Wizard to transfer and synchronize content using removable mass-storage devices. thus allowing you to plug in a USB, External hard drive or even a wireless media center for PS3 or Xbox Elite.
This will stop mobsync from running at startup and as you have set this service to run manually it will only be used when you actually sync devices on your PC or Laptop.
1. So there you have it in a simple nut shell. Regards,
Open Services. 2.
Scroll down the page until you locate a service called Portable Device Enumerator Service
, then double click on it. 3.
In the General
tab (You should be on this already) half way down the page, change the ‘Startup Type' to Manual
Click on the Stop
button, then click on OK
If prompted by UAC, select Continue