Posted on 2007-07-25
Last Modified: 2008-01-09
In windows xp, when you type services.msc in the run box, is there a way to reset all of the basic windows services back to factory defaults?? I would like a way to do it with one command instead of going one by one and changing the property from disabled to automatic.

I have a pc here that has been messed with and most services have been disabled.

Let me know your thoughts...THanks for your help!!
Question by:mrjday
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    No, threre is no such default other than reinstalling them - simply because Windows does not keep track of any service defaults, their settings are set by the respective installers and any administrative user is able to change them.
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    the information is stored in the registry you can create a registry hack to do this, but again, the creation process is manual.

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