How to start, restart and stop Windows services from CMD

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Knowing how our computer works is essential in order to get the most out of it. There are many details and options available on our computers, but many times we don't give much importance to some of the more "complicated" ones, so to speak. But it is really worth investigating this topic.

One of those not so mentioned parts of our computer is the CMD. This is a very important part for the proper functioning of our computer. That is why, if you want to know more about this topic, today we will show you how to start, restart and stop Windows services from CMD.



How to manage Windows services from CMD?

Surely you are wondering what CMD is and what it is for, and it is understandable, since this part of the software on our computers is not mentioned much.

In short, the CMD or Command Prompt, works as a translator or interpreter of the commands that are executed on our computer. Across the DCM we can write the commands we want and execute them as we wish, in order to carry out activities on our computer in a much faster and more efficient way.

From the CMD you can also solve many of the problems that plague Windows, as well as performing very complicated administrative functions. The CMD has many uses that can greatly facilitate the operation of our computers.

For example, we can open Windows Defender using the CMD to intervene in any suspicious activity of some viruses that can seriously damage our computer.

We also have the option to repair hard drive bad sectors from CMD which is a more complex process but will undoubtedly get us out of trouble.


In addition, it not only allows us to perform such complex actions, since for example you can create folders or directories from the CMD in Windows, which does not require very advanced knowledge.


The CMD is available on everyone i systems based on Windows NT, from Windows 2000 to latest Windows 10. It can also be easily found to interpret commands in OS / 2. There is no doubt that the CMD commands are very useful for those who want to enjoy the best options that their computer offers.

How to start and restart Windows services from CMD?

While it may seem a little difficult at first to start and restart Windows services from CMD, it's actually a very simple procedure that we can all do. First of all, you have to log into the CMD with the following simple steps:

  • Log in to Windows.
  • Once inside, press the button at the same time "Windows" e il tasto R sulla tastiera.
  • When you see the "Run" program open, type CMD in the typing bar and press "Enter" to enter.

Once this is done, the CMD or Command Prompt will open. When you've done everything to get into the CMD, to start or restart a Windows service, all you need to do is:

  • Find the CMD command line to start the process.
  • Type the command “Net start” plus the name of the service you want to start or restart.
  • Press the Enter key to confirm the command.

That's all! Once this is done, the service you have selected will start or restart, depending on its status. And, like this command, there are many that can help you perform the tasks you want from the CMD.


How to stop Windows services from CMD?

If what you want is to stop some Windows services from the CMD and you don't know how to do it, don't worry, it's as simple as starting or restarting them. The first thing you need to do, as mentioned above, is log into the CMD in Windows. Once this is done, the steps you need to follow to stop Windows services are:



  • Find the command line to start with the procedure in CMD.
  • In this line, write the command “net stop” plus the name of the service you want to stop.
  • Finally, press Enter to enter the command.


It is that simple to stop the service Windows you want from CMD. Of course, if you have any questions about how your computer works or a problem with this procedure, please visit the official Microsoft support page for assistance.

If you follow the steps and advice we give you here to the letter, we assure you that you will not have any problem ad start, restart and stop the Windows services you want. Nothing is stopping you from getting the most out of your computer.


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