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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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You can't unless you perform a hack like… or modify the rights to the file… 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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