There are numerous services installed with Vista and the services available will of course depend on the operating system version that you install. Some services are installed be default during setup and others are optional. Those services not installed by default can be added after setup through the Programs option in the Control Panel.
Once services are installed they can be managed using the Services snap-in located under the Administrative Tools on the Start Menu. The Services console lets you stop, start, pause, resume, disable and view the status of services. You can define recovery options in the event that a service fails to start. For example, you can have the computer restart if a particular service fails to start.
For security and performance, some of the services listed are disabled but be enabled by a computer administrator as needed.
If you want to install an additional service in Vista, complete the steps listed below.
- Click Start and click Control Panel.
- Click Programs and then Programs and Features.
- From the list of tasks, click Turn Windows features on or off.
- Select the box beside the service you want to install and click OK.
If you need to disable a specific service, you can use the Services applet. Keep in mind that disabling it does not uninstall it. The following steps demonstrate how you can disable a service in Vista.
- Click Start, All Programs, Administrative Tools and click Services
- Scroll through the list of services and double click the one you want to disable.
- From the General tab, click the arrow by the Startup Type option and select Disabled. Click OK.
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