Language Experience Service (LxpSvc) Defaults in Windows 10

Provides infrastructure support for deploying and configuring localized Windows resources. This service is started on demand and, if disabled, additional Windows languages will not be deployed to the system, and Windows may not function properly.

The Language Experience Service does not exist in:

Default Settings

Startup type: Manual
Display name:Language Experience Service
Service name:LxpSvc
Service type:share
Error control:ignore
Path:%SystemRoot%\system32\svchost.exe -k netsvcs
Registry key:HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Services\LxpSvc
  • SeTcbPrivilege
  • SeImpersonatePrivilege
  • SeIncreaseQuotaPrivilege
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Default Behavior

Language Experience Service is a Win32 service. In Windows 10 it is starting only if the user, an application or another service starts it. When the Language Experience Service is started, it is running as LocalSystem in a shared process of svchost.exe along with other services. If Language Experience Service fails to load or initialize, Windows 10 start up proceeds without warnings. However the error details are being logged.

Restore Default Startup Configuration of Language Experience Service

1. Run the Command Prompt as an administrator.

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

sc config LxpSvc start= demand

3. Close the command window and restart the computer.

The LxpSvc service is using the LanguageOverlayServer.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.