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Services - Restore Default Services in Windows 7

How to Restore Default Services in Windows 7
Published by Brink
24 Jun 2012
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How to Restore Default Services in Windows 7

information   Information
This tutorial provides you with registry downloads that will completely restore any of the default services and their settings you want in Windows 7. This can be handy if a service was deleted by mistake, is missing, or had it's properties set improperly.

You must be logged in as an administrator to be able to do the steps in this tutorial.

Note   Note
Services are located in the registry location below.


warning   Warning
Do not add a service to a Windows 7 edition that the service was not available in by default. It will not work since it was never included in that edition.

If you did not delete a default service, then you might consider doing a full scan of your system at boot with a program like Windows Defender Offline to help make sure that your system is clean.

Here's How:
1. Click on the Display Name link in the table below of the service that you would like to restore to download it's .reg file.

2. Save the .reg file to your desktop.

3. Right click on the downloaded .reg file and click on Merge.
NOTE: If you wish to see what changes will be made by the REG file, then you can right click on the extracted REG file and click on Edit to see the default registry entries that will be added. REG files are just text files. The "Edit" function just opens them in Notepad.
Tip   Tip
If you do not see a Merge option when you right click on the REG file, then you will need to check in Default Programs to set the reg file extension to have it's Current Default program set as Registry Editor (C:\Windows\regedit.exe). Afterwards, try merging the REG file again.
4. If prompted, click on Run, Yes (UAC), Yes, and OK.

5. Repeat all of the above steps if you would like to restore another service.

6. When finished, restart the computer to apply.

7. When finished, you can delete the downloaded .reg file(s) on the desktop if you like.

Display-Name (Services)Service-Name (Registry)Not Available InDefault
Active-X InstallerAxInstSV Manual
Adaptive BrightnessSensrSvcStarterManual
Application ExperienceAeLookupSvc Started/Manual
Application IdentityAppIDSvc Manual
Application InformationAppinfo Started/Manual
Application Layer Gateway ServiceALG Manual
Application ManagementAppMgmtStarter - Home Basic - Home PremiumManual
Background Intelligent Transfer ServiceBITS Started/Automatic (Delayed Start)
Base Filtering EngineBFE Started/Automatic
BitLocker Drive Encryption ServiceBDESVC Manual
Block Level Backup Engine Servicewbengine Manual
Bluetooth Support Servicebthserv Manual
BranchCachePeerDistSvcStarter - Home Basic - Home PremiumManual
Certificate PropagationCertPropSvc Manual
CNG Key IsolationKeyIso Started/Manual
COM+ Event SystemEventSystem Started/Automatic
COM+ System ApplicationCOMSysApp Manual
Computer BrowserBrowser Manual
Credential ManagerVaultSvc Manual
Cryptographic ServicesCryptSvc Started/Automatic
DCOM Server Process LauncherDcomLaunch Started/Automatic
Desktop Window Manager Session ManagerUxSms Started/Automatic
DHCP ClientDhcp Started/Automatic
Diagnostic Policy ServiceDPS Started/Automatic
Diagnostic Service HostWdiServiceHost Started/Manual
Diagnostic System HostWdiSystemHost Manual
Disk Defragmenterdefragsvc Manual
Distributed Link Tracking ClientTrkWks Started/Automatic
Distributed Transaction CoordinatorMSDTC Manual
DNS ClientDnscache Started/Automatic
Encrypting File System (EFS)EFS Manual
Extensible Authentication ProtocolEapHost Manual
FaxFax Manual
Function Discovery Provider HostfdPHost Started/Manual
Function Discovery Resource PublicationFDResPub Started/Automatic
Group Policy Clientgpsvc Started/Automatic
Health Key and Certificate Managementhkmsvc Manual
HomeGroup ListenerHomeGroupListener Started/Manual
HomeGroup ProviderHomeGroupProvider Started/Manual
Human Interface Device Accesshidserv Started/Manual
IKE and AuthIP IPsec Keying ModulesIKEEXT Manual
Interactive Services DetectionUI0Detect Manual
Internet Connection Sharing (ICS)SharedAccess Disabled
IP Helperiphlpsvc Started/Automatic
IPsec Policy AgentPolicyAgent Manual
KtmRm for Distributed Transaction CoordinatorKtmRm Manual
Link-Layer Topology Discovery Mapperlltdsvc Manual
Machine Debug Manager (Visual Studio)MDM Started/Automatic (Delayed Start)
Media Center Extender ServiceMcx2SvcStarter - Home BasicDisabled
Microsoft iSCSI Initiator ServiceMSiSCSI Manual
Microsoft Software Shadow Copy Providerswprv Manual
Multimedia Class SchedulerMMCSS Started/Automatic
Net.Tcp Port Sharing ServiceNetTcpPortSharing Disabled
NetlogonNetlogon Manual
Network Access Protection Agentnapagent Manual
Network ConnectionsNetman Started/Manual
Network List Servicenetprofm Started/Manual
Network Location AwarenessNlaSvc Started/Automatic
Network Store Interface Servicensi Started/Automatic
Offline FilesCscServiceStarter - Home Basic - Home PremiumStarted/Automatic
Parental ControlsWPCSvc Manual
Peer Name Resolution ProtocolPNRPsvc Started/Manual
Peer Networking Groupingp2psvc Started/Manual
Peer Networking Identity Managerp2pimsvc Started/Manual
Performance Logs & Alertspla Manual
Plug and PlayPlugPlay Started/Automatic
PnP-X IP Bus EnumeratorIPBusEnum Manual
PNRP Machine Name Publication ServicePNRPAutoReg Manual
Portable Device Enumerator ServiceWPDBusEnum Manual
PowerPower Started/Automatic
Print SpoolerSpooler Started/Automatic
Problem Reports and Solutions Control Panel Supportwercplsupport Manual
Program Compatibility Assistant ServicePcaSvc Started/Automatic
Protected StorageProtectedStorage Started/Manual
Quality Windows Audio Video ExperienceQWAVE Manual
Remote Access Auto Connection ManagerRasAuto Manual
Remote Access Connection ManagerRasMan Manual
Remote Desktop ConfigurationSessionEnv Manual
Remote Desktop ServicesTermService Manual
Remote Desktop Services UserMode Port RedirectorUmRdpServiceStarter - Home Basic - Home Premium 
Remote Procedure Call (RPC)RpcSs Started/Automatic
Remote Procedure Call (RPC) LocatorRpcLocator Manual
Remote RegistryRemoteRegistry Manual
Routing and Remote AccessRemoteAccess Disabled
RPC Endpoint MapperRpcEptMapper Started/Automatic
Secondary Logonseclogon Manual
Secure Socket Tunneling Protocol ServiceSstpSvc Manual
Security Accounts ManagerSamSs Started/Automatic
Security Centerwscsvc Started/Automatic (Delayed Start)
ServerLanmanServer Started/Automatic
Shell Hardware DetectionShellHWDetection Started/Automatic
Smart CardSCardSvr Manual
Smart Card Removal PolicySCPolicySvc Manual
Software Protectionsppsvc Started/Automatic (Delayed Start)
SPP Notification Servicesppuinotify Manual
SSDP DiscoverySSDPSRV Started/Manual
SuperfetchSysMain Started/Automatic
System Event Notification ServiceSENS Started/Automatic
Tablet PC Input ServiceTabletInputService Manual
Task SchedulerSchedule Started/Automatic
TCP/IP NetBIOS Helperlmhosts Started/Automatic
TelephonyTapiSrv Manual
ThemesThemes Started/Automatic
Thread Ordering ServerTHREADORDER Manual
TPM Base ServicesTBS Manual
UPnP Device Hostupnphost Started/Manual
User Profile ServiceProfSvc Started/Automatic
Virtual Diskvds Manual
Volume Shadow CopyVSS Manual
WebClientWebClient Manual
Windows AudioAudioSrv Started/Automatic
Windows Audio Endpoint BuilderAudioEndpointBuilder Started/Automatic
Windows BackupSDRSVC Manual
Windows Biometric ServiceWbioSrvc Manual
Windows CardSpaceidsvc Manual
Windows Color SystemWcsPlugInService Manual
Windows Connect Now - Config Registrarwcncsvc Manual
Windows DefenderWinDefend Started/Automatic (Delayed Start)
Windows Driver Foundation - User-mode Driver Frameworkwudfsvc Started/Automatic
Windows Error Reporting ServiceWerSvc Manual
Windows Event CollectorWecsvc Manual
Windows Event LogEventLog Started/Automatic
Windows FirewallMpsSvc Started/Automatic
Windows Font Cache ServiceFontCache Started/Automatic (Delayed Start)
Windows Image Acquisition (WIA)StiSvc Started/Automatic (Delayed Start)
Windows Installermsiserver Manual
Windows Management InstrumentationWinmgmt Started/Automatic
Windows Media Center Receiver ServiceehRecvrStarter - Home BasicManual
Windows Media Center Scheduler ServiceehSchedStarter - Home BasicManual
Windows Media Player Network Sharing ServiceWMPNetworkSvc Started/Automatic
Windows Modules InstallerTrustedInstaller Manual
Windows Presentation Foundation Font Cache Manual
Windows Remote Management (WS-Management)WinRM Manual
Windows SearchWSearch Started/Automatic (Delayed Start)
Windows TimeW32Time Manual
Windows Updatewuauserv Started/Automatic (Delayed Start)
WinHTTP Web Proxy Auto-Discovery ServiceWinHttpAutoProxySvc Manual
Wired AutoConfigdot3svc Manual
WLAN AutoConfigWlansvc Manual
WMI Performance AdapterwmiApSrv Manual
WorkstationLanmanWorkstation Started/Automatic
WWAN AutoConfigWwanSvc Manual

24 Jun 2012   #1

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Another great tutorial, Shawn. Could this also be used if a cbs.log (for example) indicated a damaged or corrupt service?

My System SpecsSystem Spec
24 Jun 2012   #2

Win7 Pro SP1 x64

Great Tutorial.
maybe a full pack of all this .reg files would be handy.
My System SpecsSystem Spec
24 Jun 2012   #3

64-bit Windows 10 Pro

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by marsmimar View Post
Another great tutorial, Shawn. Could this also be used if a cbs.log (for example) indicated a damaged or corrupt service?
Hello Lee,

Yep, it could be used for that as well since it would restore the default registry entries and settings for the service. :)
My System SpecsSystem Spec

24 Jun 2012   #4

64-bit Windows 10 Pro

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by netbox View Post
Great Tutorial.
maybe a full pack of all this .reg files would be handy.
Hello Yethz,

I thought about one for all, but it makes it to easy for those that want to copy the tutorial.
My System SpecsSystem Spec
18 Jul 2012   #5

Windows 7 Ultimate (x64) / Ubuntu 12.04
Great Tutorial

Great Tutorial, It helped me to restore my Windows Update Service
My System SpecsSystem Spec
18 Jul 2012   #6

64-bit Windows 10 Pro

You're most welcome Alex. I'm happy to hear it. :)
My System SpecsSystem Spec
19 Oct 2012   #7

Windows 7 Home Premium x64

hi people

i have a "problem" with appinfo. well its not really a problem :P but. i noticed that this service should be started, but for some reason it doesnt start on my pc ?? i already downloaded the one from here and still it doesnt start itself. it is also set to manual as default.

why is it not starting and how to fix it >.<
My System SpecsSystem Spec
19 Oct 2012   #8

64-bit Windows 10 Pro

Hello Mikey,

Double check it's dependencies (services) below to see if they are set to started and automatic.
  • Remote Procedure Call (RPC)
  • User Profile Service
  • DCOM Server Process Launcher
  • RPC Endpoint Mapper
Hope this helps for now, :)
My System SpecsSystem Spec
19 Oct 2012   #9

Windows 7 Home Premium x64

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

Double check it's dependencies (services) below to see if they are set to started and automatic.
  • Remote Procedure Call (RPC)
  • User Profile Service
  • DCOM Server Process Launcher
  • RPC Endpoint Mapper
Hope this helps for now, :)
yea i already did that before posting here :-( they are all set up as automatic and they are also started :-s
My System SpecsSystem Spec

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