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Windows Features - Turn On or Off in Windows 8


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Windows Features - Turn On or Off in Windows 8
Some programs and features included with Windows 8 must be turned on before you can use them. Other features are turned on by default. This tutorial will show you how to turn these Windows features on or off for all users.
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How to Turn Windows Features On or Off in Windows 8 and 8.1
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Some programs and features included with Windows 8 must be turned on before you can use them. Other features are turned on by default. This tutorial will show you how to turn these Windows features on or off for all users.
How to Turn Windows Features On or Off in Windows 8 and 8.1


information   Information
Some programs and features included with Windows 8 must be turned on before you can use them. Other features are turned on by default. This tutorial will show you how to turn these Windows features on or off for all users in Windows 8.

You must be signed in as an administrator to be able to turn Windows features on or off.

Note   Note
Turning off (uncheck) a feature doesn't uninstall it from your PC or reduce the amount of hard drive space used by it. After you turn off a feature, you can turn it back on at any time.
Tip   Tip
If the Windows Features is empty or blank, then double check to make sure that the Windows Modules Installer service is enabled and set to Automatic.

Services - Start, Stop, and Disable in Windows 8




Here's How:

1. Do step 2 or 3 below for how you would like to open Windows Features.

2. Do a "Settings" Search for Windows Features, and click/tap on Turn Windows features on or off in the left side. (see screenshot below)
A) Go to step 4 below.​
search.jpg

3. Open the Control Panel (icons view), and click/tap on the Programs and Features icon.
A) In the left pane, click/tap on the Turn Windows features on or off link. (see screenshot below)​
Features-1.jpg
B) Go to step 4 below.​

4. If prompted by UAC, then click on Yes.

5. To Turn On a Windows Feature
A) Click/tap on the empty box of feature to check it. (See screenshots below step 7)​

Note   Note
Some Windows features are grouped together in folders, and some folders contain subfolders with additional features.
  • A black square square.jpg box indicates that you have the feature for the main folder turned on, but not all of the features in it's subfolders are turned on (checked).
  • If the box is checked for the main folder, then it means that the features for the main folder and in all of it's subfolders are turned on (checked) as well.


6. To Turn Off a Windows Feature
A) Click/tap on a checked or square.jpg box of a feature to clear the box. (see screenshot below step 7)​

7. When finished, click/tap on OK. (see screenshot below)
Windows_Features.png

8. Windows 8 may prompt you to restart the computer to finished turning a feature on or off.


That's it,
Shawn


 
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Hello drugo, :)

There's only the "Windows Search" service that you can enable or disable now.
 

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Hello drugo, :)

There's only the "Windows Search" service that you can enable or disable now.
hi Brink
thanks for the answer but guess i did a mistake
can i disable windows search in the windows features first screenshot?
in your screenshots i can not find windows search
but in an windows screenshot ,features i can find it , look
kHMsNdI.png
thanks
 
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You can uncheck "Windows Search" and click on OK to turn it off.
 

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You can uncheck "Windows Search" and click on OK to turn it off.
Brink
sorry , but i haven't windows search so i can not uncheck
the first 2 screenshots come from my windows 8.1
the screenshot from #3 i have taken from the net
do you have on your windows 8.1 windows search in the windows features ?
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Sorry for the late reply drugo. I missed it.

Were you able to enable the "Windows Search" service instead?
 

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