Windows PushToInstall Service Defaults in Windows 10

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

The Windows PushToInstall Service does not exist in:

Default Settings

Startup type: Manual
Display name:Windows PushToInstall Service
Service name:PushToInstall
Service type:share
Error control:ignore
Path:%SystemRoot%\System32\svchost.exe -k netsvcs -p
Registry key:HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Services\PushToInstall
  • SeChangeNotifyPrivilege
  • SeImpersonatePrivilege
  • SeTcbPrivilege

Default Behavior

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


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

Restore Default Startup Configuration of Windows PushToInstall Service

Before you begin doing this, make sure that all the services on which Windows PushToInstall 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 PushToInstall start= demand

3. Close the command window and restart the computer.

The PushToInstall service is using the PushToInstall.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.