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Services disabled? Can't enable what to do?

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    Windows 8 Pro

    Services disabled? Can't enable what to do?


    I installed Windows 8 on my PC works excellent I recently came across a website that stated to disable all the services on the PC and reboot which I did but things weren't working and I would like to get the services back. I went under services to start/automatic but some I get dependency or group failed to start. ANy help greatly appreciated.

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    64-bit Windows 10


    Hello NoName, and welcome to Eight Forums.

    If you have a restore point dated before doing this, then you could do a system restore at boot using that restore point to undo this.

    Hope this helps,
    Shawn
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    I think you got a definitive answer on another site but, fwiw, head over here:

    Black Viper’s Windows 8 Service Configurations | Black Viper | www.blackviper.com

    The lower part of the page will tell you what settings you should have for each service. Shawn's suggestion may be quicker, though, if you have to configure the whole lot!
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    Windows 8 Pro


    I was able to reenable all the services that were default and everything works but the bootup is slow so I will check blackviper and see what I can do as far as disabling uneeded services.
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