Windows® 7 Uninstall Services
What is the need to remove an unwanted service in windows 7? How could you uninstall an unwanted service from your system?
Windows 7 is the latest Operating System produced by Microsoft. It offers several interesting features that improve system performance. Unwanted software programs waste your hard disk and RAM space. By removing these unwanted services from your system you could save the RAM space and thereby enhance the performance of the computer. This can also help you to run several programs, simultaneously, at high speed. In order to stop the running of unwanted services, you need to open the 'Task manager' and select 'Service' and click on the 'End service' button.
Following are the some of the methods available for uninstalling unwanted services from your system with Windows 7 as its Operating System:
- Use SC.EXE command
- Use Registry Editor
- Use Autoruns
Use SC.EXE command
SC.EXE command is used to create, edit and delete services. In order to use this command you need to open 'Command prompt'. After selecting 'Run' from the start menu, you need to type 'cmd' at the 'Run' text box. After opening the command prompt you need to type 'SC DELETE
Use Registry Editor
This is the manual process for uninstalling unwanted services from Windows 7. In order to open Registry Editor you need to type 'Regedit.exe' in 'Run' text box. Here you could see the service and driver entries under the registry key. Sub-key represents a driver or a Service. In order to identify the service name you need to look at the 'DisplayName' or 'ImagePath' values in the right-pane in the Registry Editor. Once you find it, remove it.
Autoruns is a software used to remove unwanted services from your system. Autoruns helps to manage Windows startup, services, drivers, Winsock providers, Internet Explorer add-ons, Shell extensions etc. After downloading and running Autoruns you need to open the 'Option' tab and select 'Hide Microsoft entries'. Here you could see the third-party entries. Finally you need to click the 'Services' tab and you could remove unwanted drivers and services from there.
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