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Performance & Maintenance Services - Delete

Brink

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Services - Delete How to Delete a Service in Windows
This will show you how to delete a service of your choice from the Services window.
Published by Brink Category: Performance & Maintenance 
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How to Delete a Service in Windows
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This will show you how to delete a service of your choice from the Services window.
How to Delete a Service in Windows

information   Information
This will show you how to delete a service of your choice from the Services window.
Note   Note
This can be handy if a program (ex: antivirus) that you installed added a service, and it was not removed from Services due to it not uninstalling properly, or you just want to delete unused services to make it easier to modify the other services.
warning   Warning
Once you delete a service, it is gone from Vista. I would strongly recommend that you create a restore point before doing this just in case you need to restore the deleted service. The only other way to restore the deleted service is to reinstall Vista, or the program that added the service.





Here's How:
1. Open the Start Menu, then type services in the search box and press Enter. (see screenshot below)​
Start_menu.jpg

2. If prompted by UAC, then click on Continue (Vista) or Yes (Windows 7).​
3. Right click on the service that you want to delete and click on Properties. (see screenshot below)​
Services.jpg

4. Stopped and Disabled the service.​
5. Right click on the service name and click on Copy, then click on the Cancel button. (see screenshot below)​
NOTE: This is to add the service name to the clipboard so that we can paste it in the command prompt later in step 8. The exact service name in Properties (step 3) must be used in the command prompt.​
Properties.jpg

6. Close the Services window. (see screenshot below step 3)​
8. In the elevated command prompt, type sc delete "(right click and click on Paste from step 5)" and press Enter. (see screenshot below)​
NOTE: Substitute Service Name with the Pasted copy of the name from step 5 above.​
sc delete "Service Name"
For example: If I wanted to delete the service name RemoteRegistry (step 5), I would type the command below exactly, and press Enter.​
sc delete "RemoteRegistry"

CMD.jpg


9. Close the elevated command prompt when done.​
NOTE: When you open Services again, the deleted service will no longer be listed.​
That's it,
Shawn





 
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Hey thanks,
you helped me get rid of Sound Blaster X-Fi MB Licensing Service & Quebles Updater !!
 

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You're welcome newpgm, and welcome to Vista Forums. :)
 

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You're most welcome Nissim, and welcome to Vista Forums. I'm glad that they are able to help.
 

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    Memory
    16 GB (8GBx2) G.SKILL TridentZ DDR4 3200 MHz
    Graphics Card(s)
    ASUS ROG-STRIX-GTX1080TI-O11G-GAMING
    Sound Card
    Integrated Digital Audio (S/PDIF)
    Monitor(s) Displays
    3 x 27" Asus VE278Q
    Screen Resolution
    1920x1080
    Hard Drives
    250GB Samsung 960 EVO M.2,
    256GB OCZ Vector,
    6TB WD Black WD6001FZWX
    8TB WD MyCloudEX2Ultra NAS
    PSU
    Seasonic Prime Titanium 850W
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    Thermaltake Core P3
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    Corsair Hydro H115i
    Mouse
    Logitech MX Master
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    Logitech wireless K800
    Internet Speed
    300 Mb/s Download and 30 Mb/s Upload
    Other Info
    Logitech Z625 speaker system,
    Logitech BRIO 4K Pro webcam,
    HP Color LaserJet Pro MFP M477fdn,
    Linksys EA9500 router,
    Arris SB6190 cable modem,
    APC SMART-UPS RT 1000 XL - SURT1000XLI,
    Lumia 1520 phone
  • Operating System
    Windows 10 Pro
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