Disabling Microsoft Windows 11 Services

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Disabling Microsoft Windows 11 Services

In previous versions, fewer services were added, but computer development has not stopped, so more and more features and services are being added to each newer version, some of which we may never not use.

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Quick Tip: Programs and games installed by the users, include added services that start automatically that increase the number of features built into Windows.

Good to know:

1.) There are essential Windows functions that run in the background and allow devices to work properly. It is forbidden to deactivate them.

2.) There are unnecessary Windows 11 features that waste system resources and degrade the gaming experience. They can be disabled.


Attention: Deactivate completely the service at your own risk. Create a full backup of your data, or create a system restore point from which to restore files and documents in the event of a system error. Create system restore point...

Quick Tip: Data saved on another drive, and creating a system restore point, ensures that in the event of an error caused by stopping the service, you can restore to an earlier period when the system was still working properly.

Attention: Not all services can be disabled without consequences, especially services related to video cards (graphics cards) can cause system errors. Disabling services will not lead to a drastic increase in speed. There will be no change on modern computers, but on older, obsolete hard drives (HDDs), or weaker processors (CPUs), it can speed up your video game or browser.

PART ONE: – List of Microsoft services that can be disabled

– Services that cause security issues:

01.) – (Remote Registry): Allows you to remotely modify the registry on your computer. This feature may cause security issues, so it is recommended that you disable it.

02.) – Connected User Experiences and Telemetry Service: Automatically runs in the background, looking for reliability issues and then sending data to Microsoft. This feature may cause security issues, so it is recommended that you disable it.

03.) – (Windows Error Reporting: Logs errors that occur during use and then sends a report to Microsoft, which uses it to resolve updates. If we suspect privacy issues, do not submit reports. Disable full service.

04.) – Remote Desktop Services: The service helps you connect to other computers, but it can also be a serious security issue if an unauthorized user connects, so it is recommended that you disable it.

05.) – Application Layer Gateway Service: A security component that complements a firewall used in a computer network. Supports internet connection sharing. Modern computers do not require, so it can be disabled.

06.) – Geolocation Service: It is responsible for determining the current location of the system and then sending the data to the service provider, which can cause security issues, so it is recommended to disable it.

– (Business). Useless at home:

07.) – Enterprise App Management Service: It's not an important service for home users, so it's a good idea to turn it off to improve performance.

08.) – Retail Demo Service: You can use it to create a recorded demonstration of how Windows works. This is a useless Windows 11 feature, so turn it off.

09.) – Security center: Starts with Windows and then notifies the user of any detected deficiencies (such as an incomplete update). This is a useless service that is also disabled by Corporate Managers.

10.) – Fax Services: There is already almost no business where it is used. As a home user, it's almost certainly not necessary, so it's best to turn it off.

– General home services:

11.) – Windows Insider Service: Allows you to test future versions of Windows systems in advance. If you have not registered, or no longer request this service, simply disable it.

12.) – Windows Search: It is recommended to disable it if the computer has an old and slow HDD, or the processor (CPU) is slow because it also stops the search indexing service, which is a large consumer of resources.

13.) – Touch Keyboard and Handwriting Panel Service: 95% (or more) of home users do not use the touch keyboard on the computer screen, so turn it off.

14.) – Bluetooth Support sevices: We use more and more Bluetooth devices (mouse, game controller, headphones). If you use any of these, do not disable them. If you are not using a Bluetooth device, turn off the service.

15.) – Print Spooler: This service is useful when a printer is connected to multiple computers, so it sends to print in the order of arrival. Turning it off can save RAM and resources (if you don't have a printer, you don't need service).

16.) – Program Compatibility Assistant Service Helps you run old programs and games (Super Mario, Snack). If you're not using outdated applications on Windows 11, turn it off.

17.) – AllJoyn Router Service: Allows you to communicate with smart home devices (smart TVs, refrigerators, light bulbs, thermostats, etc.). If you don't use it, turn off the service, get more performance, and the games will run smoothly.

18.) – Downloaded Maps Manager: Bing Maps application. Because it runs only occasionally, it uses very few system resources. If you use Google Maps built into your browser, you can turn it off.

19.) – Parental Control: If you do not have children, or do not use the device, unnecessary service may be disabled.

20.) – Xbox Services: (Xbox Services): Do not disable this service if you are using the Xbox application. Disable it if not in use. These include "Xbox Accessory Mangement Service", "Xbox Live Auth Manager", "Xbox Live Network Service" and "Save Xbox Live Games".

PART TWO: – Description of the deactivation mode:

1.) – Press the Windows -Logo + R keys on the keyboard at the same time, then type the services.msc command in the Run dialog box, then press the Enter key on the keyboard or click OK. The Services window appears.

Service window

2.) – Double-click with the left mouse button on the service you want to stop.

3.) – The Properties window appears. In line with the Startup type, click the down arrow, then select Disabled from the small drop-down menu.

Properties window

4.) – Under the Service status entry, click the Stop button.

5.) – Finally, click Apply and then OK to close the properties window.

Service Status entry

Possibility of error:

6.) – If the error window displayed in the image appears, the function is in use or cannot be disabled due to Windows security. Do not stop the service.

error window


If the system does not work normally, and you suspect that it is due to the service stopped, simply restart it again, using the method above. In line with Startup Type, click the down arrow, then select Automatic, and click the Startup button below (finally click Apply and OK).

PART THREE: – Stopping non-Microsoft services:

These are so-called third-party services, which are installed on your computer with user-installed programs and applications and run simultaneously with Windows services.

Quick Tip: You can disable it from the System Configuration Utility with a single click, so you can quickly free up all system resources and RAM.

Let's begin:

Attention: Save all started jobs and close all programs and folders, as the computer must be restarted at the end of the operation.

1.) – Press the Windows -Logo + R keys on the keyboard at the same time, and type the msconfig command in the search box of the Run dialog box, then press the Enter key on the keyboard or click OK. The System Configuration window appears.

System configuration utility

1.) – Click the Services tab in the top menu. The contents of the window change.

2.) – At the bottom left of the window, select the check box before, Hide all Microsoft services.

3.) – Microsoft services will disappear, only the list of third-party services will be displayed. Click the Disable all button at the bottom right of the window.

Disable all buttons

Finally, click Apply, and then click OK, and if you're prompted to restart your computer, click Restart to take effect.


If the system does not work normally, and you suspect that it is due to the service stopped, simply restart it again, using the method above. Open the System Configuration Utility window as described above and click the Services tab, and in the lower right corner of the window, click Enable All (then Apply and OK). Restart the computer.

As a last resort, if starting the service does not help, perform a system restore at an earlier time, when the computer was still running without error.


Disabling unnecessary Windows 11 services and third-party features will help free up system resources, RAM, and optimize your gaming experience.