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How to stop gregsvc.exe?


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SallyMae

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I went into msconfig and disabled gregsvc.exe and it's clearly showing disabled yet it's also showing running. I'm kind of tired of the registration service window popping up all the time. I almost always use the hibernate feature. Do I need to perform a regular shutdown and restart to get the disable to take effect? Should run HT and have it fix this? Any other options to get this service to stop running? Thanks in advance.
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wannabe1

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Hello SallyMae...

The gregsvc.exe is the Global Registration application installed on Acer, eMachine, and Gateway computers. It can be removed from Control Panel/Programs and Features.

It should be listed as Acer Registration, eMachine Registration, or Gateway Registration.

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Thank you. Just curious, if i changed my mind later could i reinstall the program from windows/programs after uninstalling or would i just go to the Acer website to do that?

Edited by SallyMae, 01 April 2012 - 09:32 AM.

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The only reason it's on the machine in the first place is to make registering your machine with the manufacturer more convenient. You can register the machine directly on the manufacturer's website, as well.

The Global Registration software is part of what I call bloatware that the computer maker installs on the machine to make life easier for the end user. I find it to be more of an intrusion than a help and routinely remove it.

OR...you could register the machine and the pop up should go away on it's own...that doesn't remove the program from the machine, though...so it's just sits there taking up space.
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Gotcha. Thanks so much.
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You are quite welcome. :thumbsup:
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