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How do I disable utilities manager in windows ? I can not use computer to type anything

I am using Chrome but this doesn't work on explorer either

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marked as duplicate by CharlieRB, Heptite, Kevin Panko, ncdownpat, Raystafarian Apr 23 '14 at 16:53

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You can't unless you perform a hack like answers.microsoft.com/en-us/windows/forum/… or modify the rights to the file superuser.com/questions/19085/… which begs the question why you want to disable it. Please clarify what you meant exactly by saying "It doesn't work on explorer eitehr" –  Ramhound Aug 8 '13 at 12:00

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Utility Manager is located in the WINDOWS\system32 directory. The file is utilman.exe. Just renaming the file to something else will stop it from being launched.

Alternatively You can :-
1) Open task manager --> In Processes tab stop the process utilman.exe
2) Or you type msconfig in Run --> Disable utility manager in Services and Startup tabs.

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