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How to Start/Stop Embedded Mode service

Service name: embeddedmode

Display name: Embedded Mode


The Embedded Mode service enables scenarios related to Background Applications.  Disabling this service will prevent Background
Applications from being activated.

Path to executable:

C:\WINDOWS\System32\svchost.exe -k LocalSystemNetworkRestricted -p

This method shows you how to Start/Stop Embedded Mode service from Command Prompt

Perform the following steps:

Please go to Start and click on the Type here to search

Type cmd, right click on cmd icon under the Programs and click on Run as administrator

Services Regedit CMD Msconfig

Please confirm User Account Control pop-up

Please select, right and copy a registry key from below, then right click on command prompt window, select Paste and press Enter

To Start Embedded Mode service:

net start embeddedmode

sc start embeddedmode

Note: You can’t start a service if Startup type is on Disabled.

To Stop Embedded Mode service:

net stop embeddedmode

sc stop embeddedmode

To change Startup type:


REG add "HKLM\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\PerfHost\embeddedmode" /v Start /t REG_DWORD /d 2 /f

sc config embeddedmode start= auto


REG add "HKLM\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\services\embeddedmode" /v Start /t REG_DWORD /d 3 /f

sc config embeddedmode start= demand


REG add "HKLM\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\services\embeddedmode" /v Start /t REG_DWORD /d 4 /f

sc config embeddedmode start= disabled

Automatic (Delayed Start):

REG add "HKLM\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\services\embeddedmode" /v Start /t REG_DWORD /d 2 /f

sc config embeddedmode start= delayed-auto

Note: When you change to Automatic (Delayed Start) a new key DelayedAutostart is created with value 1.

REG add "HKLM\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\services\embeddedmode" /v DelayedAutostart /t REG_DWORD /d 1 /f

When you change to Automatic from Automatic (Delayed Start), DelayedAutostart change value to 0.

REG add "HKLM\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\services\embeddedmode" /v DelayedAutostart /t REG_DWORD /d 0 /f