App Readiness


General Information

New for Windows 8.1.

Windows 8.1

Default Description

Gets apps ready for use the first time a user signs in to this PC and when adding new apps.

Additional Information

This service is started upon system boot, but shortly after, it stops if not used.

Default Startup Type

Windows 8.1 x86 Manual
Windows 8.1 x64 Manual
Windows 8.1 Pro x86 Manual
Windows 8.1 Pro x64 Manual
Windows 8.1 Enterprise x86 Manual
Windows 8.1 Enterprise x64 Manual

Service Names

Service Name (registry): AppReadiness
Display Name: App Readiness

Default Path and Command Line Options

C:\Windows\System32\svchost.exe -k AppReadiness

Log On As

Account: Local System account


What service Application Experience needs to function properly:

  • None (W8, W8P, W8E)

What other service require Application Experience to function properly:

  • None (W8, W8P, W8E)

Additional Reading

None at this time.