If you just want to change the startup type of a service (eg to manual, or disabled), then John's advice is correct. If you actually want to remove a service from the list displayed in the Services MMC Snapin (eg as preparation for removing/uninstalling the executable), they are stored in the registry under HKLM\System\CurrentControlSet\Services\ Make sure you know what you're doing before you uninstall a service. Cheers Ken ----- Original Message ----- From: "John Corry" <john at neoncowboy.com> To: <thelist at lists.evolt.org> Sent: Tuesday, September 02, 2003 6:07 AM Subject: Re: [thelist] [Windows XP - Off Topic] Remove applications : How do you make Thunderbird send plain text email? : : Windows services can be controlled from the 'services' panel. : : Start > Control Panel > Administrative Tools > Services : : You can start/stop services and select whether they start automatically : or manually or not at all. : : hth, : John : : Casey Crookston wrote: : : >Where in the registry do you remove applications that run as a service to : >prevent them from running on startup?