Removing or Deleting Services on Windows

 

Many times we come across installation errors and find that there is a service running and hence you cannot install a software. We know how to uninstall a software but many of us do not know how to remove a service which is not not running or its seen in services even after uninstalling a software.

There are two (2) ways to remove a service.

  • Using Command Line
    1. Run cmd
    2. Sc stop ServiceName
    3. Sc delete ServiceName
  • Edit Services File
    1. Go to the location where services file is located – C:\WINDOWS\System32\drivers\etc
    2. Edit services file and remove unwanted service

That’s it. it is very simple.

 

Happy Windows Administration Smile 

 

– Ashish

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