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How to Start/Stop Windows Management Instrumentation service

Service name: Winmgmt

Display name: Windows Management Instrumentation


Description:

Provides a common interface and object model to access management information about operating system, devices, applications and
services. If this service is stopped, most Windows-based software will not function properly. 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 netsvcs

Msconfig:
This method shows you how to Start/Stop Windows Management Instrumentation service from starting with the operating system using
System Configuration

Please perform the following steps:

Please go to Start and click on the Search programs and files

Type msconfig and press Enter

In System Configuration please go to Services tab and locate Windows Management Instrumentation 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

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