Windows 11 Default Services Configuration and Permissions

The Windows 11 Services configuration defaults are provided on this page. The settings below are gathered from a Windows 11 Pro PC (clean install, rather than upgrade).

Updated on June 13, 2024 for Windows 11 Pro 23H2.

Note that some of these services may not be found in your system, depending upon the edition of Windows 11 you’ve installed. Also, you may find some non-Microsoft services (e.g., Intel services) in the list, which you may not find on your computer.
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“Turn on fast startup” option missing in Windows 11/10

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Fast Startup is a feature in Windows 8/10/11 that speeds up the boot process significantly. With the Fast Startup feature enabled, when the user shuts down the computer, what happens under the hood is a hybrid shutdown sequence.

However, on some computers, the Fast Startup and Hibernate features will be missing. When you open Power Options in the classic Control Panel, the “Turn on fast startup (recommended)” option may be missing.Read more

How to Automatically Login to your Account in Windows 11 and Earlier

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Every version of Windows, from Windows 2000 to Windows 11, allows you to automatically log in to your user account without typing the password. This is possible by securely storing the user account credentials using the Netplwiz.exe utility.

However, on Windows 10 and Windows 11, some more steps are necessary to enable automatic sign-in to your user account using stored credentials.Read more

How to Remove “Open in Windows Terminal” Context Menu in Windows 11

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In Windows 11, the Windows Terminal context menu item appears in the right-click menu for folders and the desktop.

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Suppose you’re already using the “Open PowerShell window here” or “Open Command window here” option and don’t plan to launch Terminal via the right-click menu. In that case, you can remove the “Open in Windows Terminal” context menu entry to declutter the menu.Read more

How to Add “Open command window here” in Windows 11

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In Windows 11, the context menu “Open Command window here” doesn’t exist by default. Instead, you’ll see the “Open in Windows Terminal” and “Open PowerShell window here” (when you press Shift + right-click) options in the folder context menu.

This article tells you how to add “Open Command window here” (in Windows 11) to open a Command Prompt window in that directory path.Read more

Error 0x80071129: The tag present in the reparse point buffer is invalid

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When you access or delete files in the OneDrive folder, errors 0x80071129 or 0x80071128 may occur. The detailed error message is below: Error 0x80071129: The tag present in the reparse point buffer is invalid or Error code 1128: The data present in the reparse point buffer is invalid. or Location is not available The tag … Read more

How to Reset Forgotten Windows 10/11 Account Password

Summary: This article tells you how to reset the password(s) for any local user account, including the built-in administrator in Windows 10 if you have forgotten the password.

Occasionally, we may forget the Windows user account password, especially if we have been using the auto-login using stored credentials or PIN sign-in method for a long time. Most users don’t have a second administrator account on their computer. And they would have never activated the built-in Administrator account (keeping it disabled is good for security, anyway).

The local user account password can be reset easily using different methods even if you haven’t created a password reset disk beforehand.

If you’re using a Microsoft Account (MSA), you can reset your forgotten MSA password online. However, this is not within the scope of this article. This post tells you how to reset the local user account password.

Similar problem: Lost administrator rights but not the password?

If the user account has suddenly lost its administrative privileges (but you remember the password) and turned into a guest or standard user account, it’s a different issue and the fix is very simple in that case. Check out the article Lost Administrator Rights? Recover the Account via Windows RE for an easy fix.

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