How to Open Services Menu in Windows 7/8/10

How to open Windows Services Manager (Windows 7)

To open Windows Services, Run services.msc to open the Services Manager. Here you will be able to start, stop, disable, delay Windows Services.

Let us see how to do this in a bit more detail.

Right-click on your Start button to open the WinX Menu. Select Run. This opens the Run box. Now type services.msc in it and hit Enter to open the Services Manager.


Here under the Name column, you will see the list of Services running on your system, along with their description. You will also be able to see their Status -whether they are running or stopped, along with the Startup types.

How to open Windows Services Manager (Windows 8/8.1)

1. Task Manager

The easiest way to find out about the running services in Windows 8 is via the Task Manager. Open the Task Manager and click the “Services” tab. You should see all the services in your computer.


2. Services Management Console

If you need more information about the services, you can go to “Run -> services.msc”. This will open the Services Management Console where you can view and manage your services.


The advantage of managing Services through the management console is that you will get descriptions of each service making it easier for you to decide what to do with the service.

How to open Windows Services Manager (Windows 10)

To manage services in Windows 10, we need to open a special MMC snap-in called "Services". You can open it as follows.

Press Win + R shortcut keys on the keyboard to open the Run dialog. Type services.msc in the Run box.

Run Services Msc

The Services console looks as follows.

Services In Windows 10

Alternatively, you can do the following.

Press Win + X shortcut keys on the keyboard to open the Power user menu. Alternatively, you can right-click on the Start menu.

In the menu, select the item Computer Management.


The Computer Management utility will be opened. On the left, expand the tree view to Services and Applications\Services.

Computer Management Services

Note: Services in Windows 10 have dependencies. If you stop a service, all services which depend on the current service will be stopped. If you start a service again, its dependent services won't start automatically.

Manage Services using Command Line (Windows)

You can also use the Command Prompt to start, stop, pause, resume service. To use it, from the WinX Menu, open Command Prompt (Admin) and execute one of the following commands:

To start a service:

net startservice

To stop a service:

net stopservice

To pause a service:

net pauseservice

To resume a service:

net continueservice

To disable a service:

sc config "Name Of Service" start= disabled

It is recommended that you not change the default settings unless you know what you are doing, as this can cause some parts of your operating system to stop working. When you stop, start, or restart a service, any dependent services are also affected, so you want to be careful here.

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