System Hacks: Managing Windows Services Made Easy

When we start Windows 10, there will be many system “services” running automatically in the background, we often need to manage these services, although Windows 10 itself comes with service management tools, but it is not easy and intuitive to use. For this reason, we can use the third-party service management software ServicesSuite to deal with it.

ServicesSuite is a free Windows service management program (download at https://royalfool.de/ServicesSuite.html) that can be run directly without installation.

After starting the program, we can see a very concise list of three services, from left to right: automatic, manual, and deactivated. Above these items, there is a checkbox “Show running Processes”, which shows all running services (Figure 1).

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Clicking with the mouse on any service in the list displays descriptive information about the service in the blue-gray area below the window menu bar. When the mouse is hovered over the service entry, the registered name of the service is displayed at the cursor. If you right-click the mouse and select the “Open registrykey” command in the pop-up menu, you can open the corresponding item in the registry (Figure 2).

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If we need to enable or disable a service, we can do so by right-clicking on the service entry and selecting the appropriate command. There is also a very intuitive and easy way to switch the status of a service – select a service in the window and drag it to the target pane to switch between automatic, manual and stopped. For example, to set the Parental Control service, which is manually enabled, to automatic, drag the Parental Control service from the middle column to the left column.

By filtering the keywords, we can narrow down the scope of services displayed. Simply click the “Options→Filter Services” menu command, and a filtering dialog box will appear above the list, enter the filtering keywords in the corresponding dialog box, and enter to get a list of eligible services (Figure 3).

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We can use it to back up the service plan before reinstalling the system, or to apply the service plan to other systems of the same version: click on the “File→Export” menu command, and then selectively export the service items (automatic, manual, stop or all), and the exported file is in XML format. When you need to import them later, just execute the “File→Import” command to import them (Figure 4).

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Tip.

If you perform a service modification operation in the window, click the tick button in the upper right corner of the software to write the changes to the registry.

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