How to End Service Task on Startup?

Discussion in 'Windows 10' started by MonarchX, May 6, 2017.

  1. MonarchX

    MonarchX MDL Expert

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    I hate all AppX-related bloatware and now that I've removed almost all of it, I want to keep AppX Deployment Service (AppXSVC) disabled and enable it later if needed. However, doing so will semi-break the Metro Start UI. Metro UI will still come up with AppXSVC disabled after a restart, but the menu will be "greyed-out" and not use-able. I think this is only because AppXSVC starts AppX programs and services when OS loads. One of these services is ShellExperienceHost and it heavily influences Metro UI behavior. However, If I disable AppXSVC, reboot, then I can still make Metro UI work by ending ShellExperienceHost process, which in turn, forces it to reload and once it does - Metro Start UI works as usual.

    I would rather have a StartUp item that restarts ShellExperienceHost then to have AppXSVC set to Manual allowing it to start at any time. How do I make that happen?

    NOTE: ShellExperienceHost needs to restart and NOT be shut down, which disables Explorer and requires a PC restart.
     
  2. TairikuOkami

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    I can terminate it and it will start by itself, it does not disable explorer. Do you have these tweaks on?

    reg add "HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Explorer" /v "DesktopProcess" /t REG_DWORD /d "1" /f
    reg add "HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Explorer\Advanced" /v "SeparateProcess" /t REG_DWORD /d "1" /f

    For the record, you have just solved my problem, my Start is greyed out too, not that I use it too much, but thanks to you I know, how to fix it. ;)
     
  3. MonarchX

    MonarchX MDL Expert

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    Nope, what do they do?

    I found a solution, but its incomplete. ShellExperienceHost.exe killing has to be delayed because it starts in a little bit after OS loads and my CMD file with "Taskkill /IM ShellExperienceHost.exe /F" executes itself immediately (without any ill effects). I need to add a delay and don't know how - researching...
     
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    #4 TairikuOkami, May 6, 2017
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    "All instances of Windows Explorer run in one process and the Desktop and Taskbar run in a separate process."

    I have just created a task and it works. Just setup the task to start after logon.
     
  5. MonarchX

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    Sweet! Thanks!

    I also found out that there is like a secret location for StartUp items such as Stardock Fences and Explorer.exe itself. I want to keep Fences, but prevent any related DLL files from loading.
     
  6. MonarchX

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    It is not working - my OS is setup to boot quickly without the default 5-second delay... I also get the Snap-In error...

    Do I need to have those 2 reg tweaks applied for your task file to work?
     
  7. MonarchX

    MonarchX MDL Expert

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    I set it to have a 5-second delay and now it won't run at all... Just says Ready...
     
  8. TairikuOkami

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    I have it setup like this:
     

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  9. MonarchX

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    Exactly how I have it. It only runs if I do not add any delay options and in that case it runs before ShellExperienceHost.exe loads... Do you use the StartUp tweak?

    [HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Explorer\Serialize]
    "Startupdelayinmsec"=dword:00000000
     
  10. TairikuOkami

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    Yes I use that one. I have tried a few restarts and I had to add 1 min delay, because sometimes it executes too soon.
     

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  11. MonarchX

    MonarchX MDL Expert

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    1 minute? I am not waiting that much to start gaming! I think a desktop shortcut will do for this one - gotta double-click on things to get somewhere anyway!