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Shell Hardware Detection

 

General Information

Used for the auto play of devices like memory cards, CD/DVD drives, etc. Also, set to Automatic if you are experiencing problems with laptop docking stations. In “My Computer,” you may not see your hardware (example: DVD drive) displayed as a “DVD Drive” if this service is disabled. However, all functionality still exists. In addition, when checking the properties of an “auto play” device, such as a DVD drive, you will not have an auto play tab displayed or available. This service also allows the option of selecting what action you wish to take with a particular “type” of file. If you enjoy the auto play function of CD’s and DVD’s after inserting them into your drive, leave this service on Automatic.

Windows 8

Default Description

Provides notifications for AutoPlay hardware events.

Additional Information

None at this time.

Default Startup Type

OS SP0
Windows 8 x86 Automatic (Started)
Windows 8 x64 Automatic (Started)
Windows 8 Pro x86 Automatic (Started)
Windows 8 Pro x64 Automatic (Started)
Windows 8 Enterprise x86 Automatic (Started)
Windows 8 Enterprise x64 Automatic (Started)

Service Names

Service Name (registry): ShellHWDetection
Display Name: Shell Hardware Detection

Default Path and Command Line Options

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

Log On As

Account: Local System account

Dependencies

Note: No dependencies are listed for any service in the WDP build I used to draft this information.

Windows 7

Default Description

Provides notifications for AutoPlay hardware events.

Additional Information

None at this time.

Default Startup Type

OS SP0 SP1
Windows 7 Starter Automatic (Started) Automatic (Started)
Windows 7 Home Basic Automatic (Started) Automatic (Started)
Windows 7 Home Premium Automatic (Started) Automatic (Started)
Windows 7 Professional Automatic (Started) Automatic (Started)
Windows 7 Ultimate Automatic (Started) Automatic (Started)
Windows 7 Enterprise Automatic (Started) Automatic (Started)

Service Names

Service Name (registry): ShellHWDetection
Display Name: Shell Hardware Detection

Default Path and Command Line Options

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

Log On As

Account: Local System account

Dependencies

What service Shell Hardware Detection needs to function properly:

What other service require Shell Hardware Detection to function properly:

Windows Vista

Default Description

Provides notifications for AutoPlay hardware events.

Additional Information

None at this time.

Default Startup Type

OS SP0 SP1 SP2
Vista Home Basic Automatic (Started) Automatic (Started) Automatic (Started)
Vista Home Premium Automatic (Started) Automatic (Started) Automatic (Started)
Vista Business Automatic (Started) Automatic (Started) Automatic (Started)
Vista Ultimate Automatic (Started) Automatic (Started) Automatic (Started)
Vista Enterprise Automatic (Started) Automatic (Started) Automatic (Started)

Service Names

Service Name (registry): ShellHWDetection
Display Name: Shell Hardware Detection

Default Path and Command Line Options

C:\Windows\system32\svchost.exe -k netsvcs

Log On As

Account: Local System Account

Dependencies

What service Shell Hardware Detection needs to function properly:

What other service require Shell Hardware Detection to function properly:

Windows XP Pro x64

Default Description

Provides notifications for AutoPlay hardware events.

Additional Information

Used for the auto play of devices like memory cards, CD drives, etc. Also, set to Automatic if you are experiencing problems with laptop docking stations. In “My Computer,” you may not see your hardware (example: DVD drive) displayed as a “DVD Drive” if this service is disabled. However, all functionality still exists. In addition, when checking the properties of an “auto play” device, such as a DVD drive, you will not have an auto play tab displayed or available. This service also allows the option of selecting what action you wish to take with a particular “type” of file. If you enjoy the auto play function of CD’s and DVD’s after inserting them into your drive, leave this service on Automatic.

Default Startup Type

OS SP0 SP1 SP2
XP Pro x64 ? ? Automatic

Service Names

Service Name (registry): ShellHWDetection
Display Name: Shell Hardware Detection

Default Path and Command Line Options

C:\WINDOWS\System32\svchost.exe -k netsvcs

Log On As

Account: Local System Account

Dependencies

What service Shell Hardware Detection needs to function properly:

What other service require Shell Hardware Detection to function properly:

  • None

Windows XP

Default Description

Provides notifications for AutoPlay hardware events.

Additional Information

Used for the auto play of devices like memory cards, CD drives, etc. Also, set to Automatic if you are experiencing problems with laptop docking stations. In “My Computer,” you may not see your hardware (example: DVD drive) displayed as a “DVD Drive” if this service is disabled. However, all functionality still exists. In addition, when checking the properties of an “auto play” device, such as a DVD drive, you will not have an auto play tab displayed or available. This service also allows the option of selecting what action you wish to take with a particular “type” of file. If you enjoy the auto play function of CD’s and DVD’s after inserting them into your drive, leave this service on Automatic.

Default Startup Type

OS SP0 SP1 SP2 SP3
XP Home Automatic (Started) Automatic (Started) Automatic (Started) Automatic (Started)
XP MCE 2005 Automatic (Started) Automatic (Started) Automatic (Started) Automatic (Started)
XP Pro Automatic (Started) Automatic (Started) Automatic (Started) Automatic (Started)
XP Tablet PC 2005 Automatic (Started) Automatic (Started) Automatic (Started) Automatic (Started)

Service Names

Service Name (registry): ShellHWDetection
Display Name: Shell Hardware Detection

Default Path and Command Line Options

C:\WINDOWS\System32\svchost.exe -k netsvcs

Log On As

Account: Local System Account

Dependencies

What service Shell Hardware Detection needs to function properly:

What other service require Shell Hardware Detection to function properly:

  • None (H, M, P, T)

Additional Reading

None at this time.