"Windows Presentation Foundation Font Cache 3.0.0.0 - PresentationFontCache.exe" Service on Windows 7

Q

What is "Windows Presentation Foundation Font Cache 3.0.0.0" in my Windows 7 service list? And how is "Windows Presentation Foundation Font Cache 3.0.0.0" service related to PresentationFontCache.exe?

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A

"Windows Presentation Foundation Font Cache 3.0.0.0" is a Windows 7 service that "Optimizes performance of Windows Presentation Foundation (WPF) applications by caching commonly used font data. WPF applications will start this service if it is not already running. It can be disabled, though doing so will degrade the performance of WPF applications." "Windows Presentation Foundation Font Cache 3.0.0.0" service is provided by PresentationFontCache.exe EXE file.

Detailed information on "Windows Presentation Foundation Font Cache 3.0.0.0" service:

Service name: FontCache3.0.0.0
Display name: Windows Presentation Foundation Font Cache 3.0.0.0
Execution command: C:\Windows\Microsoft.Net\Framework\v3.0\WPF\PresentationFontCache.exe
Start type: Manual
Service status: Stopped
Dependencies: None

"Windows Presentation Foundation Font Cache 3.0.0.0" service is provided by an EXE file called: PresentationFontCache.exe:

Name: PresentationFontCache.exe
Location: C:\Windows\Microsoft.Net\Framework\v3.0\WPF\PresentationFontCache.exe
Description: PresentationFontCache.exe
File version: 3.0.6920.4902
Size: 41.8 KB (42,856 bytes)
Modified: Wednesday, June 10, 2009, ?5:14:51 PM

Disabling "Windows Presentation Foundation Font Cache 3.0.0.0" service should not cause any issues when running Windows 7 system.

 

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