Microsoft Store Install Service (InstallService) Defaults in Windows 10

Provides infrastructure support for the Microsoft Store. This service is started on demand and if disabled then installations will not function properly.

The Microsoft Store Install Service does not exist in:

Default Settings

Startup type: Manual
Display name:Microsoft Store Install Service
Service name:InstallService
Service type:own
Error control:ignore
Path:%SystemRoot%\System32\svchost.exe -k netsvcs -p
Registry key:HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Services\InstallService
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  • SeImpersonatePrivilege
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Default Behavior

Microsoft Store Install Service is a Win32 service. In Windows 10 it is starting only if the user, an application or another service starts it. When the Microsoft Store Install Service is started, it is running as LocalSystem in its own process of svchost.exe. If Microsoft Store Install Service fails to load or initialize, Windows 10 start up proceeds without warnings. However the error details are being logged.


Microsoft Store Install Service cannot be started under any conditions, if the Remote Procedure Call (RPC) service is disabled.

Restore Default Startup Configuration of Microsoft Store Install Service

Before you begin doing this, make sure that all the services on which Microsoft Store Install Service depends are configured by default and function properly. See the list of dependencies above.

1. Run the Command Prompt as an administrator.

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

sc config InstallService start= demand

3. Close the command window and restart the computer.

The InstallService service is using the InstallService.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.