Delete a Windows Service in Vista or XP

Instead of just disabling a service, you can alternatively completely delete the service. This technique can be especially helpful if you've installed some piece of software that doesn't uninstall correctly, and leaves an item in the service list. Here’s the steps: Note: Be careful, when deleting a service, because it’s needs lot of work to […]

Instead of just disabling a service, you can alternatively completely delete the service. This technique can be especially helpful if you've installed some piece of software that doesn't uninstall correctly, and leaves an item in the service list. Here’s the steps:

Note: Be careful, when deleting a service, because it’s needs lot of work to get back the service. The following is just an example, so don’t delete it.

Deleting a Service:

  1. The first thing you'll need to do is identify the name of the service, so open up Services through the start menu or control panel, and then find the service in the list that you want to delete.
  2. You'll want to open up the properties by double-clicking on the service name, and then highlight the "Service name" value and copy it to the clipboard. This is what we'll need to disable it.
  3. You'll need to open up a command prompt, and if you are using Windows Vista you'll need to right-click the command prompt and choose Run as Administrator. We'll use the sc command to actually do the work.
  4. The syntax used to delete a service is this:
    sc delete ServiceName

    If your service name has spaces in it, you'll need to wrap the service name in quotes, like this:

    sc delete "Adobe LM Service"
  5. Now if you use the F5 key to refresh your Services list, you'll see that the service is gone.

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