App Readiness (AppReadiness) Service Defaults in Windows 10

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

Default Settings

Startup type: Manual
Display name:App Readiness
Service name:AppReadiness
Service type:share
Error control:normal
Path:%SystemRoot%\System32\svchost.exe -k AppReadiness -p
Registry key:HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Services\AppReadiness
  • SeImpersonatePrivilege
  • SeTcbPrivilege
  • SeBackupPrivilege
  • SeRestorePrivilege
  • SeProfileSingleProcessPrivilege

Default Behavior

App Readiness is a Win32 service. In Windows 10 it is starting only if the user, an application or another service starts it. When the App Readiness service is started, it is running as LocalSystem in a shared process of svchost.exe along with other services. If App Readiness fails to start, the failure details are being recorded into Event Log. Then Windows 10 will start up and notify the user that the AppReadiness service has failed to start due to the error.

Restore Default Startup Configuration of App Readiness

1. Run the Command Prompt as an administrator.

2. Copy the command below, paste it into the command window and press ENTER:

sc config AppReadiness start= demand

3. Close the command window and restart the computer.

The AppReadiness service is using the AppReadiness.dll file that is located in the C:\Windows\system32 directory. If the file is removed or corrupted, read this article to restore its original version from Windows 10 installation media.