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Windows Image Acquisition (WIA)

 

General Information

None at this time.

Windows 8

Default Description

Provides image acquisition services for scanners and cameras.

Additional Information

None at this time.

Default Startup Type

OS SP0
Windows 8 x86 Manual
Windows 8 x64 Manual
Windows 8 Pro x86 Manual
Windows 8 Pro x64 Manual
Windows 8 Enterprise x86 Manual
Windows 8 Enterprise x64 Manual

Service Names

Service Name (registry): StiSvc
Display Name: Windows Image Acquisition (WIA)

Default Path and Command Line Options

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

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

Provides image acquisition services for scanners and cameras.

Additional Information

None at this time.

Default Startup Type

OS SP0 SP1
Windows 7 Starter Manual Manual
Windows 7 Home Basic Manual Manual
Windows 7 Home Premium Manual Manual
Windows 7 Professional Manual Manual
Windows 7 Ultimate Manual Manual
Windows 7 Enterprise Manual Manual

Service Names

Service Name (registry): StiSvc
Display Name: Windows Image Acquisition (WIA)

Default Path and Command Line Options

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

Log On As

Account: Local Service

Dependencies

What service Windows Image Acquisition (WIA) needs to function properly:

What other service require Windows Image Acquisition (WIA) to function properly:

  • None (S, HB, HP, P, U, E)

Windows Vista

Default Description

Provides image acquisition services for scanners and cameras.

Additional Information

This service uses about 9MB of RAM in its own svchost.exe process.

Default Startup Type

OS SP0 SP1 SP2
Vista Home Basic Manual Manual Manual
Vista Home Premium Manual Manual Manual
Vista Business Manual Manual Manual
Vista Ultimate Manual Manual Manual
Vista Enterprise Manual Manual Manual

Service Names

Service Name (registry): stisvc
Display Name: Windows Image Acquisition (WIA)

Default Path and Command Line Options

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

Log On As

Account: Local Service

Dependencies

What service Windows Image Acquisition (WIA) needs to function properly:

What other service require Windows Image Acquisition (WIA) to function properly:

  • None (HB, HP, B, U)

Windows XP Pro x64

Default Description

Provides image acquisition services for scanners and cameras.

Additional Information

Used for some scanners, web cams, and cameras. If, after disabling this service, your scanner or camera fails to function properly, enable this service by placing it into Automatic.

Default Startup Type

OS SP0 SP1 SP2
XP Pro x64 ? ? Automatic

Service Names

Service Name (registry): stisvc
Display Name: Windows Image Acquisition (WIA)

Default Path and Command Line Options

C:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exe -k imgsvc

Log On As

Account: Local System Account

Dependencies

What service Windows Image Acquisition (WIA) needs to function properly:

What other service require Windows Image Acquisition (WIA) to function properly:

  • None

Windows XP

Default Description

Provides image acquisition services for scanners and cameras.

Additional Information

Used for some scanners, web cams, and cameras. If, after disabling this service, your scanner or camera fails to function properly, enable this service by placing it into Automatic.

Default Startup Type

OS SP0 SP1 SP2 SP3
XP Home ? ? Manual Manual
XP MCE 2005 ? ? Manual Manual
XP Pro ? ? Manual Manual
XP Tablet PC 2005 ? ? Manual Manual

Service Names

Service Name (registry): stisvc
Display Name: Windows Image Acquisition (WIA)

Default Path and Command Line Options

C:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exe -k imgsvc

Log On As

Account: Local System Account

Dependencies

What service Windows Image Acquisition (WIA) needs to function properly:

What other service require Windows Image Acquisition (WIA) to function properly:

  • None (H, M, P, T)

Additional Reading

None at this time.