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How to Start/Stop
User Profile Service
Description Services Regedit Back CMD Msconfig
Service name: ProfSvc
Display name: User Profile Service

Description:
This service is responsible for loading and unloading user profiles. If this service is stopped or disabled, users
will no longer be able to successfully logon or logoff, applications may have problems getting to users' data,
and components registered to receive profile event notifications will not receive them.

Path to executable:
C:\Windows\system32\svchost.exe -k netsvcs
Type services.msc and press Enter
Services.msc:
This method shows you how to Start/Stop User Profile Service from Services.msc.
Please perform the following steps:

Please go to Pearl button (Start) and click on the Search programs and files
For more information about the change from Start to Pearl button click here
Locate User Profile Service observe his current status and open to make changes.
From General tab you can Start/Stop and change the User Profile Service.

To finish press ok button and close Services window
Type regedit and press Enter
Please confirm User Account Control pop-up
Microsoft official disclaimer

Warning Serious problems might occur if you modify the registry incorrectly by using Registry Editor or by
using another method. These problems might require that you reinstall the operating system. Microsoft
cannot guarantee that these problems can be solved. Modify the registry at your own risk.

Please navigate to HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\services\ProfSvc
and locate Start registry key
Regedit:          
This method shows you how to change Startup type of User Profile Service from Registry Editor.
Please perform the following steps:

Please go to Pearl button (Start) and click on the Search programs and files
For more information about the change from Start to Pearl button click here
   
   
Type cmd, right click on cmd icon under the Programs and click on Run as administrator
Please confirm User Account Control pop-up
Please select, right and copy a registry key from below, then right click on command prompt window
, select Paste and press Enter

To Start User Profile Service:

net start ProfSvc

Note: You can’t start a service if Startup type is on Disabled.

To Stop User Profile Service:

net stop ProfSvc

To change Startup Type:

Automatic:
REG add "HKLM\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\services\ProfSvc" /v Start /t REG_DWORD /d 2 /f

Manual:
REG add "HKLM\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\services\ProfSvc" /v Start /t REG_DWORD /d 3 /f

Disabled:
REG add "HKLM\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\services\ProfSvc" /v Start /t REG_DWORD /d 4 /f

Automatic (Delayed Start):
REG add "HKLM\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\services\ProfSvc" /v Start /t REG_DWORD /d 2 /f

Note: When you change to Automatic (Delayed Start) a new key DelayedAutostart is created with value 1.
REG add "HKLM\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\services\ProfSvc" /v DelayedAutostart /t REG_DWORD /d 1 /f

When you change to Automatic from Automatic (Delayed Start), DelayedAutostart change value to 0.
REG add "HKLM\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\services\ProfSvc" /v DelayedAutostart /t REG_DWORD /d 0 /f
CMD:          
This method shows you how to Start/Stop and change User Profile Service from Command Prompt.

Please perform the following steps:

Please go to Pearl button (Start) and click on the Search programs and files
For more information about the change from Start to Pearl button click here
Msconfig:          
This method shows you how to prevent User Profile Service from starting with the operating system
using System Configuration (msconfig.exe).
Please perform the following steps:

Please go to Pearl button (Start) and click on the Search programs and files
For more information about the change from Start to Pearl button click here
Write msconfig and press Enter
Up Back
   
   
Double click on Start and edit the value:

Change Startup type :

Automatic - 2
Manual - 3
Disabled - 4
Automatic (Delayed Start) - 2

Note: When you change to Automatic (Delayed Start) a new key DelayedAutostart is created with value 1.
When you change to Automatic from Automatic (Delayed Start), DelayedAutostart change value to 0.
You cannot prevent User Profile Service service from starting using System Configuration.