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Windows 7: Services utility to toggle and restore/enable disable services


03 Feb 2012   #1

Windows 7 64bit
 
 
Services utility to toggle and restore/enable disable services

Hi,

I'm trying to sort out issues with my Windows 7 machine and want to disable/set to manual services that I know are not needed, but every time I have done this in the past (a while ago now) I invariably run into an issue where I've inadvertently disabled a service that was needed by something, and I end up scratching my head (as all of my hair falls out around this point) and enabling everything just to sort it..

Is there any utility that anyone is aware of that lets you toggle service status, with the option to reset to default or reset to last status, while showing a list of services that I've changed?

I can't seem to word it properly for a search engine to find relevant results, and find usually specific services and not something I'm hoping exists.

I wish the Services.msc mmc had a checkbox or some sort of flag to show altered services so you could sort them by that, which would help a lot, but it doesn't.

Hopefully I'm not too vague here, and I did do a search for it on the forums, but did not seem to find anything related to my query.

Thanks in advance if anyone can help!

bone.


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03 Feb 2012   #2

Windows 7 Enterprise (x64); Windows Server 2008 R2 (x64)
 
 

I have never used this but check it out and let us know:

Windows Services Manager
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03 Feb 2012   #3

Windows 7 Enterprise (x64); Windows Server 2008 R2 (x64)
 
 

I have used this util before, might give you more information before you disable a service:

ServiWin: Windows Services/Drivers Tool (start/stop/restart service)
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03 Feb 2012   #4
Microsoft MVP

64-bit Windows 8.1 Enterprise
 
 

Hello Bone, and welcome to Seve Forums.

In addition, Black Viper has a list at the link below of all the default settings for Services that may help.

Black Viper’s Windows 7 Service Pack 1 Service Configurations | Black Viper's Website | www.blackviper.com

Hope this helps,
Shawn
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03 Feb 2012   #5

Windows 7 64bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by WindowsStar View Post
I have never used this but check it out and let us know:

Windows Services Manager
Hey, thanks for that! It looked promising, but appears not to work under Windows7 64bit, even running as administrator. I cannot toggle the service on/off, it flickers for a millisecond and then nothing has changed.

Still appears in development however, so I'll keep an eye on it unless it's become stale - I did notice the comments were from 2009.

Thanks though!!
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03 Feb 2012   #6

Windows 7 64bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by WindowsStar View Post
I have used this util before, might give you more information before you disable a service:

ServiWin: Windows Services/Drivers Tool (start/stop/restart service)
Cheers! Definitely more intuitive than the default service mmc. A pity it does not add the one feature I was hoping for, or this would be perfect.

Whoever designed the mmc must have had no intention of using it, this is how it should have been written in the first place imo!

Thanks!
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03 Feb 2012   #7

Windows 7 64bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Brink View Post
Hello Bone, and welcome to Seve Forums.

In addition, Black Viper has a list at the link below of all the default settings for Services that may help.

Black Viperís Windows 7 Service Pack 1 Service Configurations | Black Viper's Website | www.blackviper.com

Hope this helps,
Shawn
Awesome information! Bookmarked and page saved as I tend to rebuild my machine more often than not these days due to hardware.. Oo

Such a shame there is nothing like, say, Firefox has in about:config. Highlites entries you've edited, gives you the option for Default settings, etc.

I must be the only one who gets entirely lost in the plethora of confusion that is Microsoft

Cheers mate!

Steve.
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03 Feb 2012   #8

Windows 7 Enterprise (x64); Windows Server 2008 R2 (x64)
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by bonehenge View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by WindowsStar View Post
I have used this util before, might give you more information before you disable a service:

ServiWin: Windows Services/Drivers Tool (start/stop/restart service)
Cheers! Definitely more intuitive than the default service mmc. A pity it does not add the one feature I was hoping for, or this would be perfect.

Whoever designed the mmc must have had no intention of using it, this is how it should have been written in the first place imo!

Thanks!
bonehenge, contact the programmer, he is a great person. I have requested features many times and he adds them. -WS
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