Services.msc opens in a notepad window ?
Click Start, and then click Run, or press Windows+R keys.
Enter Control Panel, and click OK or push Enter on keyboard.
Click on Administrative Tools, or System and Security then Administrative Tools.
Right-click Services shortcut and choose Properties.
Click on the General tab, then Change…
Select Microsoft Management Console, check the box, Always use the selected program to open this kind of file, and click on OK.
Click on Apply and OK to save changes.
Verify that Services.msc can open without issue/error.
Resolution for Issue ‘Services.msc opens in a notepad window’ available: Yes (Solved).
Source: Sage Community forums.
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