Manually un-installing a Windows service

If you ever need to manually get rid of a Windows Service because the un-installer does not work or whatever the below covers manually un-installing a Windows service

Get the Service Name

  1. Open Computer Management (Control Panel => Administrative Tools)
  2. Expand Services and Applications => Services
  3. Right-click on the service and select properties
  4. Make a note of the service name at the top of the General tab

Un-installing the Service

  1. Open a Command Prompt
  2. Type the below command replacing ServiceName with the name or you service
sc delete ServiceName
  1. You should get a message stating [SC] DeleteService SUCESS


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