XPlite can uninstall Smart Card Services, re-install or repair Smart Card Services on Windows XP and Windows 2000. Improve Windows performance and security.
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Smart Card Services Smart Card Services

Core services and drivers to support the use of Smart Card readers on this computer

Detailed information has not been added for this feature.

In XPlite Professional you can find Smart Card Services under the group titled System Services System Services.

Install Smart Card Services:

Smart Card Services is a stand-alone component. The function of Smart Card Services does not rely on any other XPlite Professional components and removing other components in XPlite Professional should not influence Smart Card Services.

Uninstall Smart Card Services:

Smart Card Services is not required by other system components in XPlite Professional. You can safely uninstall Smart Card Services without compromising other XPlite Professional components.

BUT PLEASE NOTE: You may have other software installed that does require Smart Card Services. If you encounter any compatibility issues with other software you can quickly and easily reinstall Smart Card Services using XPlite Professional.


XPlite Professional can completely uninstall Smart Card Services and reinstall to repair Smart Card Services on:

  • Windows XP Professional: orig, SP1, SP2
  • Windows XP Home: orig, SP1, SP2
  • Windows 2000 Professional: orig, SP1, SP2, SP3, SP4
  • Windows 2003 Server: orig, SP1, SP2(coming!)

User Removal Statistics for Smart Card Services

Of 2182 sampled Windows XP users, 1269 left Smart Card Services installed and 913 people uninstalled Smart Card Services from their system.

Of 393 sampled Windows 2000 users, 99 left Smart Card Services installed and 178 people uninstalled it from their system. No data for another 116 users (advanced features hidden or incomplete log data).

Pro Users can help us collect these removal statistics.

  1. In XPlite or 2000lite press XPlite properties button to access preferences.
  2. Ensure logging is on.
  3. Check "Send component state data when checking for upgrades" on the Preferences tab.
  4. Using the Check for Upgrades button on the About tab.

The information sent is the last block only of component installation state data - you can see this in the log as "option=1" or "option=0". No personal information is conveyed.

The option to uninstall Smart Card Services is only included in XPlite Professional.

Thankyou for purchasing XPlite Professional.

Smart Card Services is avalable as option in XPlite ProfessionalPRO Smart Card Services is not in the XPlite Free TrialTrial