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Windows Live ID Service - ok to set startup to Manual?

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Can Windows Live ID Service, WLIDSVC.EXE, start when needed if startup is changed to Manual?  I don't want to disable it as noted another thread (Windows Live ID Service - Safe to disable? Asked by: jdana, Solved by: Bardobrave).  Changing startup type to Manual resolved some handle-release issues that were slowing Windows shut-down, but I do occasionally need it to run.  Thanks for your help!
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C:\Windows\system32>sc query WLIDSVC

SERVICE_NAME: WLIDSVC
        TYPE               : 10  WIN32_OWN_PROCESS
        STATE              : 4  RUNNING
                                (STOPPABLE, NOT_PAUSABLE, IGNORES_SHUTDOWN)
        WIN32_EXIT_CODE    : 0  (0x0)
        SERVICE_EXIT_CODE  : 0  (0x0)
        CHECKPOINT         : 0x0
        WAIT_HINT          : 0x0

C:\Windows\system32>sc stop WLIDSVC

SERVICE_NAME: WLIDSVC
        TYPE               : 10  WIN32_OWN_PROCESS
        STATE              : 3  STOP_PENDING
                                (STOPPABLE, NOT_PAUSABLE, IGNORES_SHUTDOWN)
        WIN32_EXIT_CODE    : 0  (0x0)
        SERVICE_EXIT_CODE  : 0  (0x0)
        CHECKPOINT         : 0x0
        WAIT_HINT          : 0x5dc

C:\Windows\system32>sc query WLIDSVC

SERVICE_NAME: WLIDSVC
        TYPE               : 10  WIN32_OWN_PROCESS
        STATE              : 1  STOPPED
        WIN32_EXIT_CODE    : 0  (0x0)
        SERVICE_EXIT_CODE  : 0  (0x0)
        CHECKPOINT         : 0x0
        WAIT_HINT          : 0x0

My Windows Live ID Service is set to start Manually. I stopped the service and then opened Live Mail. Checked the service again and it was running. Just take note of the original settings and restore them if you have any problems. Just remember that as soon as you use the service it will run in the background until it's stopped or you restart your computer.
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Thanks rrjmin0!  That's just what I needed to know; really appreciate your sending such a comprehensive answer.  Happy Thanksgiving to you and all our Experts.
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Your welcome :)
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