How to open Task Manager - Stop and start services in Windows 11

How to open Task Manager - Stop and start services in Windows 11

Since the launch of Windows 11, several technical features have been relegated to the background. Microsoft has done this deliberately in order to offer a better user experience. Some examples that brought changes in Windows 11 are the renewed right-click menu or the new central start menu.  

In this blog you can read all about task management. How to stop and start services in Windows 11. And how to navigate through all the new menus faster.

Open Task Manager in Windows 11

You have already noticed that it is no longer possible to right-click on the start bar to open the option to start Task Manager as in Windows 10. This shortcut key takes you directly to Task Manager.

Hotkey: CTRL + SHIFT + ESC

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Stopping a service completely at Windows 11 start-up

Windows 11, like previous operating systems, will slow down when tasks and services are started at the start of the computer. There are several ways to start and stop services.

Access the Task Manager via the hotkey: CTRL + SHIFT + ESC

At the top of Startup -> Disable a task by selecting Block.

From now on, Dropbox will not start automatically when the computer starts.

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Starting, stopping, pausing or restarting Windows 11 services

Press Window key + R to open the Run screen. Enter services.msc to quickly access the services menu.

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Restarting or stopping a service can be done by right-clicking and selecting the desired option.

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Disable a service at startup of Windows 11

Press Window key + R to open the Run screen. Enter services.msc to quickly access the services menu.

Then select Disabled to disable the print spooler (in this example).

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Using the Task Manager via Window key + X

Press Windows + X to activate the menu with the following options: apps and features, power options, event viewer, system, device manager, network connections, disk management, computer management, windows Terminal, task manager, settings, file explorer, search, run, shut down or sign out, desktop.

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Also read

The best Microsoft Teams features: 26 tips to get started in 2022!
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How to download and install Windows 11? Instructions, tips & tricks!

Jasper

Jasper

Welcome to 365tips.be. On this website you can read articles and experiences about Office 365 with focus on Microsoft Teams. Feel free to ask me a question and I will answer it in a blog post. Help others by giving feedback at the bottom of the articles. This blog is made in Dutch. The multilingual website is offered with best-effort machine translation.
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