"Windows Presentation Foundation Font Cache - PresentationFontCache.exe" Service on Windows 8

Q

What is "Windows Presentation Foundation Font Cache 3.0.0.0" in my Windows 8 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 8 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 program 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\Framework64\v3.0\WPF\PresentationFontCache.exe
Dependencies: None

"Windows Presentation Foundation Font Cache 3.0.0.0" service is provided by a program called: PresentationFontCache.exe:

Name: PresentationFontCache.exe
Location: C:\Windows\Microsoft.Net\Framework64\v3.0\WPF\PresentationFontCache.exe
Description: PresentationFontCache.exe
File version: 3.0.6920.6387 built by: Win8RTM
Size: 43616 bytes
Modified: 7/26/2012 11:08:38 AM UTC

Disabling "Windows Presentation Foundation Font Cache 3.0.0.0" service should not cause any issues when running Windows 8 system.

 

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