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The Help and Support service will restart itself and stay running after you ask for help and support. Apparently that's just how it works.

Why doesn't the "Help & Support" Service stay disabled?

Yep, this service turns itself back on as soon as it gets a chance. Usually as soon as you ask for any kind of help. I verified it myself - I stopped and disabled the service then asked for help. Sure enough it's back to auto-start and running. That's more of a "how" than a "why", but it at least explains the behavior.

Article C1952 - May 27, 2004 « »

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Leo Leo A. Notenboom has been playing with computers since he was required to take a programming class in 1976. An 18 year career as a programmer at Microsoft soon followed. After "retiring" in 2001, Leo started Ask Leo! in 2003 as a place for answers to common computer and technical questions. More about Leo.

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