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I have a local postgresql database for development purposes that I dont want to start up every time Windows does - how do I stop it from starting!

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If it is running as a Windows service: Start -> Run -> (then type in:) services.msc. When you see PostgresSQL services set them to manual instead of automatic. If you do need them again, just fire up services.msc again and click the Start icon/button once you have reselected the PostgresSQL service.

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