How to Edit Windows Services

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Windows has a function called Services. These services are programs that are run when your computer starts or when needed by the various applications on your system. Some of these items are unnecessary and can even slow down your computer. However, you could edit your services to speed up your computer.


Log in to an Administrator account. Navigate to the "Start" menu and select "Run." The Run dialog appears.


Type "services.msc" (without quotes) and click "OK." The Services dialog opens, displaying the services that are currently available on your system.


Right-click on any service to temporarily stop or start that service. Double-click on the selected service to disable, run manually or run it automatically. Keep a note of the services you change so you can restore them if something goes wrong.


  • check Refer to a website, such as Black Viper's Website (, which details which services are necessary.


  • close Create a Restore Point in case your modifying Services causes your system to malfunction.

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