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How to Start/Stop User Profile Service

Service name: ProfSvc

Display name: User Profile Service


Description:

This service is responsible for loading and unloading user profiles. If this service is stopped or disabled, users will no longer be able to
successfully sign in or sign out, apps might have problems getting to users' data, and components registered to receive profile event
notifications won't receive them.

Path to executable:

C:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exe -k netsvcs -p

Regedit:
This method shows you how to Start/Stop User Profile Service service from Registry Editor

Perform the following steps:

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

Type regedit and press Enter

Please confirm User Account Control pop-up

Microsoft official disclaimer


Warning Serious problems might occur if you modify the registry incorrectly by using Registry Editor or by using another method. These problems might require
that you reinstall the operating system. Microsoft cannot guarantee that these problems can be solved. Modify the registry at your own risk.


Please navigate to HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\services\ProfSvc and locate Start registry key

Double click on Start and edit the value:


Change Startup type :

Automatic - 2

Manual - 3

Disabled - 4

Automatic (Delayed Start) - 2


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

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

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