Win 7

How do I change the Automatic/Manual/Disabled function?!?

With the default Category Control Panel:
  1. Head to Start
  2. Select Control Panel
  3. Select System and Security
  4. Select Administrative Tools
  5. Select Services
  6. Select a service to adjust by double-clicking
  7. In the General tab, Startup type section, select Automatic (Delayed Start), Automatic, Manual or Disabled.
If you like, you can also do: Start --> All Programs --> Accessories --> Run --> type in services.msc --> Select OK.

After configuring all services that you desire to change, reboot to see the effects of your tweaking.

Note: Do not use msconfig to stop services. It basically is "disabling" a service. Use the above procedure and set to "manual" instead for testing purposes.

Why can't I use msconfig to change my services?

The reason is because with msconfig and Hardware Profiles, you can disable services that may be vital to boot your system. With the management console (services.msc) you cannot. Also, msconfig, while unchecking the box, is disabling the service.

The "Disable All" button also scares me. It should not even be there as no reason exists to justify disabling "everything."

Not "allowing" people to use msconfig reduces the flames and technical support questions in my inbox from people that fail to read the descriptions I offer with each service and the warnings I attach to them

 How can I install or uninstall services?

Several services have the ability to be uninstalled. You can add or remove these services by:
  • Head to Start
  • Select Control Panel
  • Select Programs
  • Select Programs and Features
  • Select Turn Windows Features on or off
I have found that the following Windows 7 Services can be installed or uninstalled:
  • Application Host Helper Service ~ Not Installed
  • ASP.NET State Service ~ Not Installed
  • Client for NFS ~ Not Installed
  • Fax ~ Installed
  • Indexing Service ~ Not Installed
  • LPD Service ~ Not Installed
  • Media Center Extender Service ~ Installed
  • Message Queuing ~ Not Installed
  • Message Queuing Triggers ~ Not Installed
  • Microsoft FTP Service ~ Not Installed
  • Net.Msmq Listener Adapter ~ Not Installed
  • Net.Pipe Listener Adapter ~ Not Installed
  • Net.Tcp Listener Adapter ~ Not Installed
  • Net.Tcp Port Sharing Service ~ Installed
  • Rip Listener ~ Not Installed
  • Simple TCP/IP Services ~ Not Installed
  • SNMP Service ~ Not Installed
  • Telnet ~ Installed
  • Web Management Service ~ Not Installed
  • Windows CardSpace ~ Installed
  • Windows Media Center Receiver Service ~ Installed
  • Windows Media Center Scheduler Service ~ Installed
  • Windows Media Player Network Sharing Service ~ Installed
  • Windows Presentation Foundation Font Cache ~ Installed
  • Windows Process Activation Service ~ Not Installed
  • Windows Search ~ Installed
  • World Wide Web Publishing Service ~ Not Installed