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How to Disable/Enable Windows Services (Local)


On Microsoft Windows operating systems, a Windows service is a long-running executable that performs specific functions and it is
designed not to require user intervention. Windows services can be configured to start when the operating system is booted and run in
the background as long as Windows is running, or they can be started manually when required. They are similar in concept to a Unix
daemon. Many appear in the processes list in the Windows Task Manager, most often with a username of SYSTEM, LOCAL SERVICE
or NETWORK SERVICE, though not all processes with the SYSTEM username are services. The remaining services run through

svchost.exe as DLLs loaded into memory.

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Path Disabled Gpedit CMD Regedit

Type regedit and press Enter


This method shows you how to Disable/Enable services.msc from Registry Editor

Please perform the following steps:

Please go to Pearl button (Start) and click on the Search programs and files

For more information about the change from Start to Pearl button click here

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_CURRENT_USER\Software\Policies\Microsoft\MMC\{58221C66-EA27-11CF-ADCF-00AA00A80033}

and locate Restrict_Run registry key

Please confirm User Account Control pop-up

Double click on Restrict_Run and edit the value:

To Disable services.msc:

Change the data value with 1

To Enable services.msc:

Change the data value with 0

To finish press ok button and close Registry Editor window