How to Open Windows Services on Windows 10, 8.1, 7, Vista, XP


Windows Services, a program running in the background, is usually used when Windows users need to restart or disable some services. But some users often forget the way to enter the interface of Windows Services. So today I will discuss in this post about how to open Windows Services on Windows 10, 8.1, 8, 7, Vista and XP.

How to Open Windows Services on Windows 10, 8.1, 8, 7, Vista or XP

Ways of start the Windows Services are similar among different Windows OS, you could select one you like from the methods below. Here we go.

Open Windows Services on Windows 10, 8.1 or 8

Method 1: Use Windows Shortcut Keys

  1. Use Windows shortcut keys Win + R to launch Run.
  2. Type services.msc into the dialog box
  3. Press the Enter key and open the Windows Services.
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Method 2: Use Windows Cortana

  1. Speak to your computer “Hey Cortana” if the feature is available.
  2. Then speak out “Open Services” to Cortana.
  3. Wait until the Windows Services opens.

Method 3: Use the Search Box

  1. Use Windows shortcut keys Win + S (or use the search box on Taskbar directly if available).
  2. Type services into the search box and do a search.
  3. Choose the Services from the search result.

Read More: How to Fix a Frozen Taskbar on Windows OS

Method 4: Open Windows Services through Computer Management

  1. Right click on This PC on the desktop.
  2. Select Manage from the menu and open the Computer Management (You can also use Windows shortcut keys Win + X or just right click on the Start menu and then select the Computer Manage).
  3. Expand Services and Applications entry from the left column.
  4. Select Services.

Methods 5: Open Windows Services from the Start Menu

  1. Click on the Start menu.
  2. Navigate to the letter W and expand the Windows Administrative Tools.
  3. Select Services.

Open Windows Services on Windows 7 or Vista

Method 1: Search Windows Services Directly

  1. Click on the Start menu.
  2. Type services into the search box.
  3. Select Services with icon of gears.

Method 2: Launch the Run and Open the Windows 7 Services

  1. Use Win + R to launch Run.
  2. Type services.msc into the dialog box.
  3. Hit the Enter key.

Method 3: Right Click on Computer

  1. Right click on Computer and select Manage.
  2. In the Computer Management window, expand Services and Applications.
  3. Select Services from the left column.
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Method 4: Use Control Panel

  1. Click the Start menu and select Control Panel.
  2. Choose Administrative Tools.
  3. Double click on the Services from the list.

Open Windows Services on Windows XP

Method 1: Use Command in Run

  1. Click the Start menu and select Run (or use Win + R).
  2. Type services.msc into the Run window.
  3. Press the Enter key.

Method 2: Right Click on My Computer

  1. Right click on My Computer and select Manage.
  2. Expand Services and Applications from the left column in the Computer Management window.
  3. Select Services.

Method 3: Find Windows Services via the Path

  1. Open My Computer and enter the C disk.
  2. Follow this path C: \WINDOWS\system32.
  3. Navigate services.msc and double click on it.

How to Enable or Disable Services on Windows 10, 8.1, 8, 7, Vista or XP

If you want to start or stop some Windows Services, you could follow the steps below.

  1. Open Windows Services.
  2. Double click on the Windows service you are going to modify (or right click on the service and select Properties).
  3. Click on the Start/Stop button to enable/disable the service.
  4. Reboot.
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Note:

  1. Don’t modify those services that you ain’t familiar with in case computer problems like graphics not showing, Windows Update errors, 100% disk usage, etc. occur unexpectedly.
  2. If you want the service to start automatically once the PC powers on, you can set the Startup type as Automatic.

Thank you for visiting this post, hope the methods of how to open Windows Services on Windows are helpful to you. If you have any questions or suggestions, comment below please.

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