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Windows Font Cache Service

 

General Information

This service is new for Windows 7.

Windows 8

Default Description

Optimizes performance of applications by caching commonly used font data. Applications will start this service if it is not already running. It can be disabled, though doing so will degrade application performance.

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): FontCache
Display Name: Windows Font Cache Service

Default Path and Command Line Options

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

Log On As

Account: Local Service

Dependencies

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

Windows 7

Default Description

Optimizes performance of applications by caching commonly used font data. Applications will start this service if it is not already running. It can be disabled, though doing so will degrade application performance.

Additional Information

None at this time.

Default Startup Type

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

Service Names

Service Name (registry): FontCache
Display Name: Windows Font Cache Service

Default Path and Command Line Options

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

Log On As

Account: Local Service

Dependencies

What service Windows Font Cache Service needs to function properly:

  • None (S, HB, HP, P, U, E)

What other service require Windows Font Cache Service to function properly:

  • None (S, HB, HP, P, U, E)

Additional Reading

None at this time.