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  1. Posts : 11
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       #11

    pepanee said:
    Yes you should be okay.

    As long as the window says: C:\Windows\system32\svchost.exe -k netsvcs

    then you should be safe. Yours says the same exact thing as mine. And I wouldn't worry about why yours doesn't let you disable it. There's many settings in Windows that are different for some people, for unknown reasons. Microsoft just wants to do it that way or something. Also, yours is in a different language, so this maybe has something to do with your country. Maybe your country politics has asked Microsoft to make that setting for your version of Windows unchangeable.

    But if I were you, I feel safe, because the two window services you posted have settings that look exactly like mine, and I'm sure like everyone else too. So you're good.
    Its Portugal, and we donīt have any kind of restriction, I just tested on Vm and Win Update is not greyed out, but still, its a first time I see this on my machine, It maybe something I did. But I don't remember to change anything. If its ok I guess we can call this as solved.
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       #12

    Cool.

    Yea, it's also possible that you may have accidentally did something that made it like that, like you said. But yes, those two pictures look good
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  3. Posts : 11
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       #13

    pepanee said:
    Cool.

    Yea, it's also possible that you may have accidentally did something that made it like that, like you said. But yes, those two pictures look good
    Alright, thanks all for the help and your opinions, much appreciated.

    Have all a good weekend.
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       #14

    You're welcome & Thank you! You have a good weekend too =)
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    pepanee said:
    You're welcome & Thank you! You have a good weekend too =)
    Thank You :)
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  6. Posts : 11
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       #16

    pepanee said:
    Mine is also grayed out (refer to the picture)

    What I'm saying isn't something that I'm 100% sure about, but should be pretty accurate; you can go online and do more research on it:
    The service states: "Adds, modifies, and removes applications provided as a Windows Installer (*.msi, *.msp) package."
    There are many applications, that you could install, that may have an msi extension. So if you disable this service, the msi installer files will not install. In the past I've seen some Windows Update files that have msi as their extension (instead of exe). So I'm assuming that this is a very essential service that Microsoft doesn't want you to disable, because if you manage to disable it, some apps that you try to install will probably not install, and the same with some Windows Updates (they may not install). Hence it is highly recommended to keep this service running.

    Windows Update service: Very recommended that Microsoft doesn't want you to disable. Because if hackers hack Windows, Microsoft would release updates to avoid hackers from getting in your computer. So Windows Update is VERY recommended to be enabled all the time.

    *Edit*: My Windows Update service seems like it could be disabled, that's strange. I thought it was always enabled. I don't know why yours is different. But it's nothing to worry about. Your computer is safe because it's enabled.

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    So I was not happy leaving this like that and a dig more deep and I found in the registry under HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Services\dmwappushservice\Security that key had a different value, so I changed that value based on my Vm windows pro and is no more greyed out. I still don't know "who" did that, what kind of program did, thank God it was in a good way, but what if was to a bad config....! Thanks to me I was on a routine check and I found that.
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       #17

    Oh okay! That's even better! I want you to feel safe about it, and that's a great approach you did! You compared that setting with the other OS to confirm how it looks. I'm glad you did what you did so you can feel satisfied for the solution =)
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