# Windows – the difference between “manual” and “disabled” service in Windows

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Windows services seem to come in three start-up types:

• Automatic: seems to mean that it is started at bootup
• Manual: seems to mean that it is not started at bootup
• Disabled: also seems to mean that it is not started at bootup

What is the difference between the latter two?

Manual means that the service will start only when Windows or another service needs it, or if you invoke something to start the service. You can use the command net start servicename from the command line to enable a manual service. When you reboot, the service will again be off until you restart it.