Windows: Find Out What Services are Running

If you are trying to find out what services are needed on your system so you can disable the unnecessary ones, a good place to start is by checking the current list of running processes on your computer. By using the command line, you can quickly generate a list of all running processes and the service(s) associated with each process.

1. Open a command prompt.

2. Execute the following command:
tasklist /svc

Your results will look something like this:


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  • Or you could right click the taskbar and go to Task Manager to see what processes are running.

  • dreamputer

    “net start” will list all the services that are started, with Display Name info.
    “sc query” will list them with more detailed info.
    You can also append ” | findstr …” to narrow down the search.