How to Delete a Windows Service

How to Delete a Windows Service. In the following simple solution, I will show you how to remove a no longer active Windows Service. Typically installed by programs that utilize automatic functions, Windows Services essentially run executables in a non-interactive manner. In many cases, the uninstaller that ships with a program does not remove the service it installed. However, as long as it is stopped beforehand, removal is relatively simple.

How to Remove or Delete a Windows Service

The following procedure has been tested to work on Windows 11, 10, 8, and 7.

  1. Click Start > Run, Type services.msc and click OK
  2. (1) Locate the name of the service you wish to delete and make sure its status is not started. If it is, stop it. (2) Right Click the service and select properties. Make note of the Service name.
    Removing Windows Services
  3. Click Start > Run, type cmd and press OK
  4. From the command Window, type sc delete servicename (where servicename is the name you located in the previous step)
    Delete a Windows Service

That’s all there is to Delete a Windows Service. If all went well, the service should now be removed or uninstalled from Windows.