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Windows 7: Windows Features - Turn On or Off

02 Apr 2010   #10
Paultx

Windows 7
 
 

The MS fix for Windows features empty box didn't work for me, but I found a working solution here. Hope this helps someone else.


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06 May 2010   #11
hondadogie

Windows 7 Ultimate
 
 
Features explanations

What I have been seeking all night is a good description of the features...I know you can mouse-over them and get the pop-up description, however I find the pop-up description fairly vauge and at times, uses terms that I do not know the meaning of...is there a way to put them back to default if they are messed around with??
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06 May 2010   #12
Brink
Microsoft MVP

64-bit Windows 10 build 10074
 
 

Hello Hondadogie, and welcome to Seven Forums.

I find that doing a Google search with the Windows Feature in quotes gives you the best results on finding out more details about it.

Unfortunately you can only manually change the settings back to default. The screenshots under step 7 in the tutorial are the default settings in Windows Features to help.

Hope this helps,
Shawn
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27 Jun 2010   #13
viruzth

XP Pro SP2 x86 & Seven x64 Enterprise
 
 

I have ms. office 2010 that including XPS fuction. (i dont even know what is XPS)

If i uninstall XPS feature on seven, will it has effect on my ms. office XPS?

Thanx before.
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28 Jun 2010   #14
Brink
Microsoft MVP

64-bit Windows 10 build 10074
 
 

Hello Viruzth,

This can help tell you more about XPS files.

Open XML Paper Specification - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

I would recommend to leave the XPS options in Windows Features checked and turned on in case you need it. You will not save any hard drive space by unchecking them.

Hope this helps,
Shawn
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19 Mar 2011   #15
drugo

windows 7 ultimate 64bit
 
 

wow
another super guide!!!
but
Quote:
7. When done, click on OK. (See screenshots below)
NOTE: These are the default settings in Windows Features.
the default are only in the screenshot
is there not a feature in w7 to restore default?
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19 Mar 2011   #16
Brink
Microsoft MVP

64-bit Windows 10 build 10074
 
 

Hello Drugo,

Nope. Only manually setting them back to default.
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19 Mar 2011   #17
drugo

windows 7 ultimate 64bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Brink View Post
Hello Drugo,

Nope. Only manually setting them back to default.
i could be not exported , i mean with the regkey?

thanks for the super tutorial
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19 Mar 2011   #18
Brink
Microsoft MVP

64-bit Windows 10 build 10074
 
 

Drugo,

Yes, but not easily at all. You would have to use the registry settings added by Group Policy to turn them on or off. It's just to much to squeeze into one tutorial. This is the main reason why I included screenshots for the default settings.

.....but for the basics:

You could search through the existing Tutorials for the "How to Turn On and Off......." tutorials for a feature you want turned on or off to have the REG files for it.

Otherwise, you could go through Group Policy under "Windows Components" to turn a feature on or off.
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25 Mar 2011   #19
Hopalong X

Windows7 Pro 64bit SP-1; Windows XP Pro 32bit
 
 

Brink

Indexing Service.
Do you know if it is to be checked or unchecked?
Mine is unchecked always has been as far as I know but I'm unsure what it does. Something to do with Windows Explorer I'm guessing?
Couldn't find any info here on the forum though it may be here.

If your not sure that is okay.
I'll do some looking around MS tomorrow.

Mike


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