How to enable or disbale a Windows feature

September 22, 2007 at 1:11 pm Leave a comment

Question: How do I disable or enable a Windows feature? (Why would I want to do this? Some programs and features that are included with Windows, such as Internet Information Services, must be turned on before you can use them. Certain other features are turned on by default, but you can turn them off if you don’t use them)

Answer: You can enable or disable Windows features by doing the following:

1) Click the Start button and click ‘Control Panel‘.
2) In the Control Panel window, click on ‘Programs‘.
3) In the pop-up window, click on ‘Turn Windows features on or off‘ (You may be prompted with User Account Control and required to enter your password)
4) To turn a Windows feature on, select the check box next to the feature. To turn a Windows feature off, clear the check box. Then click ‘OK‘.

NOTE:  If a check box is partially checked or appears dark, this means that some of the items inside the folder are turned on and some are turned off. To view the contents of a folder, double-click it.

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