ServiWin utility displays the list of installed drivers and services on your system. For some of them, additional useful information is displayed: file description, version, product name, company that created the driver file, and more.
In addition, ServiWin allows you to easily stop, start, restart, pause, and continue service or driver, change the startup type of service or driver (automatic, manual, disabled, boot or system), save the list of services and drivers to file, or view HTML report of installed services/drivers in your default browser.
This utility works under Windows 2000, Windows NT, Windows XP, Windows Server 2003/2008, Windows Vista, and Windows 7. Windows 98 and Windows ME are not supported. Under Windows Vista/7 – If you want to change the status of services, you must right-click the ServiWin.exe and choose ‘Run As Administrator’. If only want to watch the services/devices list, you can also run it as non-admin user.
This utility is a standalone executable, so it doesn’t require any installation process or additional DLLs. Just run the executable (serviwin.exe) and start using it.
The main window displays the list of all drivers or services, according to your selection. You can switch between drivers list and services list by selecting the desired list from the View menu, or simply use the F7 and F8 keys.
You can select one or more drivers or services from the list, and then change their status (Stop, Start, Restart, Pause, or Continue) or their startup type (Automatic, Manual, Disabled, Boot, or System). You can also save the selected items to text or HTML file (Ctrl + S) or copy this information to the clipboard.
Warning: Changing the status or the startup type of some drivers or services may cause to your operating system to work improperly. Do not disable or stop drivers/services if you are not 100% sure about what you are doing.
Connecting To Another Computer
ServiWin allows you to work with drivers/services list of another computer on your LAN. In order to do that, you must be connected to the other computer with administrator privileges, as well as admin shares (\\computer\drive$) should be enabled on that computer.
Starting from version 1.30, ServiWin allows you to connect another instance of Windows operating system. In this offline mode, you cannot stop or start a service (because the other operating system is not really running…), but you can change the “Startup Type” of a service, so the next time that the other operating system is loaded, the service will be started or won’t be started according to the startup type that you chooe.
In order to use ServiWin in offline mode, run ServiWin with /offline command-line option, and specify the Windows directory of the operating system that you want to load. For example:
serviwin.exe /offline e:\windows
Be aware that when using this offline mode, the ‘SYSTEM’ registry file of the other operating system is temporarily loaded as a new hive under HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE.
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