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Remove a Windows Service via registry

Problem

Sometimes when you install and application on your server or pc it install services to run, further down the line after updates etc you may have no need for this application and try to uninstall the application only to find there are issues with the services that it runs. You will then need to remove the service manualy. This is quite simple and can be done via the registry.

 

Resolution

Remember, always take a backup of your registry
1) Click start

2) Click run or the “search programs and files box”

3) Enter “regedit” and pres enter.

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4) Navigate to HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Services

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5) Find the service you wish to delete (Always be careful when amending the registry. – take a backup)

Tags: Registry, removal, services

Allen White

Allen is a Consultant for ITPS in the North East of England and holds the following accreditations. MCSA, MCSE, MCTS, MCITP, CCA, CCSP, VCP 4,5 and HP ASE, AIS - Network Infrastructure.

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