deleting orphan services in windows

dont you just hate software when it says “unable to install service” because its already installed. If this happens then fire up a command prompt


sc delete <service name>

and try again!

This will forcefully remove the service from the system, leaving the application then able to re-install itself. Obviously there might be Dll’s and other parts still installed, this is only preventing part of the application from working as a service, its not removing the application.

2 thoughts on “deleting orphan services in windows

  1. I didn’t understand the concluding part of your article, could you please explain it more?

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