What is the Windows Update Medic Service? How to disable Windows Update Medic Service? This post will show you the answers. In addition, you can visit MiniTool to find more Windows tips and solutions.

What Is Windows Update Medic Service?

When you are trying to update Windows 10, you need the help of Windows Update Service. However, the Windows Update service may be the target of errors and file inconsistencies. When it happens, several services start running in the background, looking to repair Windows Update. Hence, one of the components is the Windows Update Medic Service.

The Windows Update Medic Service, also known as WaasMedicSVC, is a new background service that was introduced in Windows 10 and the new way this OS handles the updating process. The purpose of Windows Update Medic Service is to repair the Windows Update service so that your computer can continue to receive updates unhindered.

Windows Update Medic Service also handles the remediation and protection of all Windows Update components. As such, even if you disable all Windows Update-related services, WaasMedic will restart them at some point.

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However, you can also choose to disable Windows Update Medic Service. But, you may receive the error message Windows Update Medic Service access denied when disabling it from Windows Service Manager. So, we will show you other Windows Update Medic Service disable method.

How to Disable Windows Update Medic Service?

To disable Windows Update Medic Service, you need the help of third-party software. The good recommendation is the Windows Update Blocker.

Now, we will show you how to disable Windows Update Medic Service.

1. Download Windows Update Blocker.

2. Extract the file.

3. Launch Windows Update Blocker.

4. Go to the Menu.

click the Menu

5. Select Windows Service from the context menu.

6. Then the Services window will be called out and look for Windows Update Medic Service.

7. Then copy the service’s name.

8 Go back to the folder where you extracted the Windows Update Blocker.

9. Open the ini file with Notepad.

10. And look right under dosvc=2,4.

11. Paste the service name there and add =3,4 in the back of it.

paste the service name and add the value

12. Go back to Windows Update Blocker window.

13. Click Apply Now to confirm the changes.

click Apply Now to continue

When all steps are finished, you have disabled Windows Update Medic Service. This is pretty much everything there is to know about the Windows Update Medic Service and how you can disable and enable it again.

Besides the method listed above, you can also choose to disable Windows Update Medic Service via the Registry. Open it and then navigate to the HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Services\WaaSMedicSvc path and then set its value data to 4. After that, the Windows Update Medic Service is disabled.

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Final Words

To sum up, this post has introduced what the Windows Update Medic Service is and how to disable Windows Update Medic Service. To disable it, you cannot do that via the Windows Service Manager. You need to disable it via the Windows Update Blocker. If you any better idea to disable Windows Update Medic Service, you can share it in the comment zone.

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