"Shell Hardware Detection - shsvcs.dll" Service on Windows 8

Q

What is "Shell Hardware Detection" in my Windows 8 service list? And how is "Shell Hardware Detection" service related to shsvcs.dll?

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A

"Shell Hardware Detection" is a Windows 8 service that Provides notifications for AutoPlay hardware events. "Shell Hardware Detection" service is provided by shsvcs.dll program file.

Detailed information on "Shell Hardware Detection" service:

Service name: ShellHWDetection
Display name: Shell Hardware Detection
Execution command: C:\Windows\System32\svchost.exe -k netsvcs
Dependencies: {RpcSs}

"Shell Hardware Detection" service is provided by a program called: shsvcs.dll:

Name: shsvcs.dll
Location: C:\Windows\System32\shsvcs.dll
Description: Windows Shell Services Dll
File version: 6.2.9200.16384 (win8_rtm.120725-1247)
Size: 565760 bytes
Modified: 7/26/2012 3:07:16 AM UTC

Disabling "Shell Hardware Detection" service may cause issues when running Windows 8 system.

 

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