How to Delete a Windows Service in Windows?

There are two ways to delete a Windows service in Windows:

Using the Services applet in Control Panel

  1. Open Control Panel.
  2. Click on System and Security.
  3. Click on Administrative Tools.
  4. Double-click on Services.
  5. Find the service that you want to delete.
  6. Right-click on the service and select Delete.
  7. Click on Yes to confirm the deletion.

Using the sc command

The sc command is a command-line tool that can be used to manage Windows services. To delete a Windows service using the sc command, follow these steps:

  1. Open a command prompt.
  2. Type the following command and press Enter:
sc delete serviceName

Replace serviceName with the name of the service that you want to delete.

For example, to delete the service MyService, you would type the following command:

sc delete MyService

Once you have executed the command, the service will be deleted.

Here are some things to keep in mind when deleting a Windows service:

  • You cannot delete a service that is running. If the service that you want to delete is running, you will need to stop it before you can delete it.
  • If the service that you want to delete is used by another application, deleting the service may cause that application to stop working.
  • If you are not sure whether or not a service is used by another application, it is best to consult the documentation for the application.

Remember that deleting Windows services can potentially impact the stability and functionality of your system. Only delete services that you are sure are unnecessary or unwanted, and be cautious not to remove critical system services. If you’re unsure about whether to delete a service, it’s best to do some research or seek advice from knowledgeable sources before proceeding.

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