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Control panel services vs task manager services

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What's the difference between these two management tools?  They don't seem to list the same exact services...
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by:Rob Hutchinson
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One is all services vs. services that ran or are running?
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by:Rob Hutchinson
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You can find out how many service you have installed by exporting the services list to a text file then opening this text file into Excel and see the row count.
Right-click services > Export list
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by:kittuskattus
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They both display the same list of services. However, the column names are not consistent between the two: in Task Manager the "Description" column is the one that matches the "Name" column in services.msc
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by:rindi
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The services in the control panel shows you all available services, whether they are running or not. You can then change their settings, so they are started, disabled etc at bootup. The task manager only shows those services that are currently running.
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Not true - at least on Win8.1 anyway! Task Manager shows all services, you just need to sort by the correct columns

Services Console
Task Manager
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by:rindi
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The TA of the Question is Windows 7, and so are the tags...
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by:kittuskattus
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sorry, my bad :) maybe that's why MS "fixed" it!
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Just checked on a Win7 box - it's the same as in Win8 and Win8.1. They show the same services in both...
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