›› How do I disable a service that Windows has turned on by default?

If you are absolutely positive that you will not be needing a particular service and wish to disable it, go to your Start menu, click on Run, type in services.msc, and click "OK". Once you are in the services control panel, double click on the service you wish to disable. Under the General tab, change the startup type to "Disabled" and choose "Stop" from the Service Status options. Be aware of any dependencies that this service may have had with another service-you can find this information under the Dependencies tab. Also, be sure to have backups of your system/data to be able to restore your system to the way it was in case something goes wrong.

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