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Windows 7: EFS Service shows started and not!

25 Jun 2015   #1

Windows 7 Ultimate
EFS Service shows started and not!

Due to a problem of getting popups to backup my encryption key on each boot, which I have been clicking the remind me later option. Yesterday I did for a while get it to stop on my user account by using cipher /U /N in an elevated command prompt. Found some downloaded files and deleted them.
Well the popups came back.
While investigating I found that the EFS Service was started and on Automatic. I do not use Windows encryption or bitlocker to the best of my knowlege so I disabled it as a test. In Services.msc it shows as disabled and started which doesn't allow a change to stop it. In the properties of the EFS Service it says it IS stopped and disabled.
Another unresolved issue, requesting assistance......

My System SpecsSystem Spec
25 Jun 2015   #2

Windows 7 Ultimate

To any who may be thinking of helping me on this situation, be advised that after several reboots......
The EFS services is off.
I have done a search on this site on EFS and it does not include ANY results. I know it is the Encrypted File System but do not know it's requirement.
Any assistance appreciated!
My System SpecsSystem Spec

 EFS Service shows started and not!

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