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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

    Windows Features - Turn On or Off in Windows 8
    How to Turn Windows Features On or Off in Windows 8 and 8.1
    Published by Brink is offline
    02 Jun 2012
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    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.

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    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)

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    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 squareName:  square.jpg
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    • 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 Name:  square.jpg
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    7. When finished, click/tap on OK. (see screenshot below)

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    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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    hi
    why i haven't windows search?
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    but the service is active
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    thanks

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    Hello drugo,

    There's only the "Windows Search" service that you can enable or disable now.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Brink View Post
    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
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    thanks
    Last edited by drugo; 03 May 2017 at 11:18.
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    You can uncheck "Windows Search" and click on OK to turn it off.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Brink View Post
    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 ?
    thanks
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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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