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Windows 7: How to permanently delete a service.

23 Feb 2010   #1
peck1234

Windows 7 Ultimate (64-bit) Build 7600 RTM
 
 
How to permanently delete a service.

Is there any way to permantly delete a windows service and if so how do I do it?

Im looking to permantly remove windows defender and windows firewall from my OS.

(I know how to disable them but I want them GONE) thanks


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23 Feb 2010   #2
peck1234

Windows 7 Ultimate (64-bit) Build 7600 RTM
 
 

Figured it out...


1. Run Regedit

2. Find the registry entry "HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE/SYSTEM/CurrentControlSet/Services"

3. Look for the service there and delete it. You can look at the keys to know what files the service was using and delete them as well (if necessary).
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23 Feb 2010   #3
logicearth

Windows 8.1 Pro (x64)
 
 

And what does this accomplish?
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23 Feb 2010   #4
rover3500

windows 7 Premium
 
 

Yes why would u want to delete it if it's disabled anyway?I wouldn't do things like this too much,alot of stuff needs to be there even if it's not enabled otherwise the OS won't like it.
There are a few progs that make it easy if u have to do it.Process hacker is a good one i use and free.
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23 Feb 2010   #5
Brink
Microsoft MVP

64-bit Windows 10
 
 

Here's another way as well to delete a service.

Services - Delete - Vista Forums

It can be helpful if a program (Ex: antivirus) added the service, but didn't remove it after uninstalling the program and restarting the computer for some reason.

Hope this helps,
Shawn
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