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WMI Performance Adapter service
Description Services Regedit Back CMD Msconfig
Service name: WmiApSrv
Display name: WMI Performance Adapter

Description:
Provides performance library information from WMI HiPerf providers.

Path to executable:
C:\WINDOWS\system32\wbem\wmiapsrv.exe  
Type services.msc and press Enter
Services.msc:
This method shows you how to Start/Stop WMI Performance Adapter service from Services.msc.
Please perform the following steps:

Please go to Start and choose Run ...
Locate WMI Performance Adapter service observe his current status and open to make changes.
From General tab you can Start/Stop and change the Startup type of WMI Performance Adapter service.
 
To finish press ok button and close Services window.
Type regedit and press Enter
Regedit:          
This method shows you how to change Startup type of WMI Performance Adapter service from Registry
Editor.
Please perform the following steps:

Please go to Start and choose Run ...
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.
Please select, right and copy a registry key from below, then right click on command prompt window
, select Paste and press Enter

To Start WMI Performance Adapter service:

net start WmiApSrv

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

To Stop WMI Performance Adapter service:

net stop WmiApSrv

To change Startup type:

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

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

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

Automatic (Delayed Start):
REG add "HKLM\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\services\WmiApSrv" /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\WmiApSrv" /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\WmiApSrv" /v DelayedAutostart /t REG_DWORD /d 0 /f
CMD:          
This method shows you how to Start/Stop and change Startup type of WMI Performance Adapter
service from Command Prompt.
Please perform the following steps:

Please go to Start and choose Run ...
Msconfig:          
This method shows you how to prevent WMI Performance Adapter service from starting with the
operating system using System Configuration (msconfig.exe).
Please perform the following steps:

Please go to Start and choose Run ...
Write msconfig and press Enter
In System Configuration please go to Services tab and locate WMI Performance Adapter service.
Uncheck the box to prevent this service to start and then press OK to finish.  
Any change make in System Configuration will be apply after restart.  
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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\WmiApSrv
and locate Start registry key
Type cmd and press ok