How to Enable or Disable a Service on Windows 11 or 10?

In Windows, there are many instances where many users report one or the other problem on their system. Some are basic and transparent, but a few problems can be solved by restarting/disabling the service.

What do you mean by a Service?

The service is nothing but a programming interface that runs every time you load the Windows OS.

There are plenty of services on your system and many services are enabled or disabled depending upon the criteria. You can enable any service with an option to run it automatically when the windows boot up or with the delay or triggered start and also any service can be disabled manually. If you are facing any problem such as the printer not working for example, then you might have to restart a service called printer spooler on your system.

Let me discuss some essential terms that you might want to know about services If you are a new user of Windows.

  • Automatic – When the service startup type is “Automatic,” it will always start at boot time when Windows starts.
  • Automatic (Delayed Start) – If a service is set to this state, it will wait to start essential services, and then it will start.
  • Manual – You need to start or stop the service manually in this state.
  • Disabled – This state will stop a service from starting.

How to Turn On a Service on Windows 11 or 10?

Follow the below-illustrated method to enable a service on Windows 11 or 10:-

Step 1. Firstly, click [/keybt]Windows[/keybt] + [/keybt]R[/keybt] keys on the keyboard and then type services.msc. Click the OK button to open the Services window.

Step 2. Now, double-click the service you would like to enable. This action will open the Properties dialog of that service.

Step 3. Then, select Automatic or Automatic (Delayed Start) from the “Startup type” drop down menu.

Step 4. Next, Click on the Apply button.

Step 5. At last, click the OK button to exit.

Once you complete the above steps, the service will start whenever you restart your computer and Windows boots. If you want to start this service immediately, hit the Start button under “Service Status.”

This is how you can enable any service using the Services app on any Windows 11 system.

How to Turn Off a Service on Windows 11 or 10?

If you want to disable a service on Windows 11 or 10 PC, use the following steps:-

Step 1. As usual, press Windows + R keys on the keyboard and then type services.msc. Click the OK button to open the Services window.

Step 2. Now, double-click on the service you would like to disable. This action will open the Properties dialog of that service.

Step 3. Then, select Disabled or Manual from the “Startup type” drop down menu.

Step 4. Next, click the Stop button if the service is already running.

Step 5. After that, click on the Apply button.

Step 6. Lastly, click the OK button to exit.

Once you complete the above steps, the service stops.

How to Enable or Disable a Service using Command Prompt on Windows 11 or 10?

To enable or disable a service using Command Prompt in Windows 11 or 10, do the following steps:-

Step 1. Very first, Open the Command Prompt with administrative privileges.

Step 2. Now, use the following commands to enable or disable the service:-

Change the Startup type to Automatic:

sc config "service name" start=auto

Change Startup type Automatic (Delayed Start):

sc config "service name" start=delayed-auto

To stop and disable a service:

sc stop “service name” && sc config “service name” start=disabled

Change the Startup type to Manual:

sc config “service name” start=demand && sc start “service name”

Note: You need to replace the service name with the name of the service you want to enable or disable. Double-click on the service to open its Properties dialog to find a service name. Note down the text besides “Service name.”

Here, if you want to change the “Print Spooler” service “Startup type” to “Automatic,” your command will be:-

sc config "spooler" start=auto

I hope this article was helpful to you.

That’s it, guys!

Keep learning & Good luck.

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