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How to Start/Stop Microsoft Software Shadow Copy Provider

Service name: swprv

Display name: Microsoft Software Shadow Copy Provider


Description:

Manages software-based volume shadow copies taken by the Volume Shadow Copy service. If this service is stopped, software-based
volume shadow copies cannot be managed. If this service is disabled, any services that explicitly depend on it will fail to start.


Path to executable:

C:\WINDOWS\System32\svchost.exe -k swprv

Services Regedit CMD Msconfig

Msconfig:
This method shows you how to Start/Stop Microsoft Software Shadow Copy Provider service from starting with the operating system using
System Configuration

Perform the following steps:

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

Type msconfig and press Enter

In System Configuration please go to Services tab and locate Microsoft Software Shadow Copy Provider service
Uncheck the box to prevent this service to start and then press OK to finish

Any change make in System Configuration will be apply after restart