Returning "services.msc" to default


  1. Posts : 224
    Windows 10 Home. 19044-2311 WinVersion 21H2
       #1

    Returning "services.msc" to default


    I don't have any current problems, (touch wood), but I've changed a few settings in the services.msc following Black viper's suggestions and just wondering.....Is there a quick way to put everything back to default if I wanted to or do they all have to be done individually?
    TIA
    Harry
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  2. Posts : 4,833
    Windows 11 Pro 64-bit
       #2

    This video proposes an easy to try solution to restore critical Windows services to their default state.

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  3. Posts : 38,353
    Win 10 Pro (22H2) (2nd PC is 22H2)
       #3

    Hi, this is covered in this tenforums tutorial with a downloadable bat file for
    - all services
    - an individual service

    Restore Default Services in Windows 10

    - from the huge searchable Tutorial section - do have a look.
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  4. Posts : 15
    WIN 10
       #4

    lffoar said:
    I don't have any current problems, (touch wood), but I've changed a few settings in the services.msc following Black viper's suggestions and just wondering.....Is there a quick way to put everything back to default if I wanted to or do they all have to be done individually?
    TIA
    Harry
    I used to follow Black Viper and disable all the services I dared to. But significant speedup of boot time is 99% wishful thinking.. Later on down the road something doesn't work and it turns out to be a service you killed.
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  5. Posts : 224
    Windows 10 Home. 19044-2311 WinVersion 21H2
    Thread Starter
       #5

    Thanks chaps, got it sorted now
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  6. Posts : 7,435
    Windows 10 Pro 64 bit
       #6

    I never fiddle with services except disabling third party ones I don't need using Autoruns
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  7. Posts : 98
    Win 10 Pro 21H2
       #7

    Steve C said:
    I never fiddle with services except disabling third party ones I don't need using Autoruns
    I'm big on disabling & turning off useless services. For example, I don't need Windows to provide any wifi and blue tooth services in my desktop Win 10 computer as that's done by my Linksys router. Gaming and virtual computers will never happen on my computers, so they're disabled or removed as well.

    I also fiddle with Windows Services extensively trying to enhance performance. Outdated 'features' from Win 98 and NT days such as 'smart card' and floppy disk support and the like get disabled as they lengthen boot time. I disable them rather than let them remain 'manual start' as I want no chance whatsoever of their running.

    The only downside I can see of not running various services and Windows 'features' is that Windows version upgrades such as 22H1 to 22H2 will cause many of them to return to default settings. Such is life.
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  8. Posts : 224
    Windows 10 Home. 19044-2311 WinVersion 21H2
    Thread Starter
       #8

    bratkinson said:
    I'm big on disabling & turning off useless services. For example, I don't need Windows to provide any wifi and blue tooth services in my desktop Win 10 computer as that's done by my Linksys router. Gaming and virtual computers will never happen on my computers, so they're disabled or removed as well.

    I also fiddle with Windows Services extensively trying to enhance performance. Outdated 'features' from Win 98 and NT days such as 'smart card' and floppy disk support and the like get disabled as they lengthen boot time. I disable them rather than let them remain 'manual start' as I want no chance whatsoever of their running.

    The only downside I can see of not running various services and Windows 'features' is that Windows version upgrades such as 22H1 to 22H2 will cause many of them to return to default settings. Such is life.

    Isn't it lovely that M$oft can just waddle in with an update and take away all your good work. Like a teacher rubbing your drawing off the whiteboard 'cos they don't like it.
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  9. Posts : 38,353
    Win 10 Pro (22H2) (2nd PC is 22H2)
       #9

    Another version of that is that an upgrade (or in-place upgrade repair install) can repair many problems created by users fiddling with things when they don't quite understand the consequences. Valuable feature.

    Note: you may be able to use a backup of what you have disabled using Autoruns to reinstate your chosen state.

    - and what do you gain by way of performance by disabling services anyway? Possibly free up some RAM...
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  10. Posts : 224
    Windows 10 Home. 19044-2311 WinVersion 21H2
    Thread Starter
       #10

    It was just a thought bubble really. The only things I fiddle with are features I won't use on this desktop.......and let's face it, it's in our nature to "fix it even when it aint broke"
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