When you boot your PC, several processes start running in the background. One such service that you might notice is the Windows Update Medic service. This service has been introduced by Microsoft not so long back. If you are wondering what Windows Update Medic service is, then you are at the right place.

WaaSMedicSVC.exe: Windows Update Medic Service

In this article, we will be discussing Windows Update Medic Service in Windows 11, what it does, and how you can disable it.

How To Enable/Disable Windows Update Medic Service in Windows 11

What Is Windows Update Medic Service?

Microsoft has introduced Windows Update Medic Service to fix any damages suffered by Windows update components. This will allow you to download Windows updates without any problem. This service troubleshoots any problems with Windows Update Components. 

Windows Update Medic Service (WaaSMedicSVC.exe) in Windows 11

When you try updating Windows, several processes run in the background. These processes ensure the safety of your PC while updating Windows. Windows Update Medic Service or WaaSMedicSVC.exe is a service that runs in the background that protects all the Windows Update components. 

Disabling Windows Update Medic Service

You cannot use Service Manager to disable the Windows Update Medic. You may get an Access Denied prompt when you try disabling Windows Update Medic Service using Service Manager. To disable Windows Update Medic Service, follow the steps given below-

Disabling Using Registry Editor

You can use Registry Editor to disable WaaSMedicSVC.exe. To disable Windows Update Medic Service in Windows 11 using Registry Editor, follow the steps given below-

  • In the start menusearch for Registry Editor and open it.
  • In the Registry Editor, head to the following location-


  • On the right side, select start. Double-click on it. 
  • This will open the Edit DWORD (32-bit) Value dialog box. 

Windows Update Medic Service (WaaSMedicSVC.exe) in Windows 11

  • Here change its value from to 4. Click on OK, and close the Registry Editor. 
  • Once done, restart your PC, and the Windows Update Medic Service will be disabled. 

Create Batch File To Disable Windows Update Medic Service

You can create a Batch file to disable Windows Update Medic Service whenever you want to. This batch file will disable the service quickly. However, the service may start again, and you will have to disable it.

  • In the start menu, search for Notepad and open it.
  • In the Notepad, paste the following text-

echo Windows Update Medic Service

sc stop WaasMedicSvc

REG ADD HKLM\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Services\WaasMedicSvc /v Start /f /t REG_DWORD /d 4


echo Servizio Windows Update

sc stop wuauserv

REG ADD HKLM\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Services\wuauserv /v Start /f /t REG_DWORD /d 4


echo Aggiorna il servizio Orchestrator

sc stop UsoSvc

REG ADD HKLM\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Services\UsoSvc /v Start /f /t REG_DWORD /d 4


  • Paste the text in the Notepad, and press Ctrl + S key combo to save it.

Windows Update Medic Service (WaaSMedicSVC.exe) in Windows 11

  • Save the file as disablemedic.bat

Whenever you want to disable the service, click on this file, and the service will be disabled.

Using Windows Update Blocker

You can also use Windows Update Blocker to block this Windows service. To use Windows Update Blocker to block WaaSMedicSVC.exe, follow the steps given below-

  • Firstly, download the Windows Update Blocker.
  • Extract the file on your PC, and launch it.
  • Head to the menu and select Windows Services. This will open the Services window.
  • Here search for Windows Update Medic Service. Select it, and copy the name of the service.
  • Now head to the location where you have extracted the Windows Update Blocker.
  • There will be an ini file. Open it with Notepad.
  • Paste the service name under the dosvc=2,4 and add =3,4 in front of the service name. Save the file.
  • Now head back to the Windows Update Blocker and click on Apply to save the changes.


Final Words

That’s what WaaSMedicSVC.exe is. We hope this article helped you know what this service is and what it does. You can also disable the service by following the above steps.

Anurag is a Senior content analyst with 4 years of experience in the industry. Based in India, He is extremely skilled at Windows related to How to Troubleshooting matters. His favorite topics are Windows 11, Android, and How To's.


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