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Application Compatibility Cache - Windows 10 Service

Cache Compatibility Data and Attributes for Individual PE File.

This service also exists in Windows 8.

Startup Type

Windows 10 edition RTM 1511 1607
Home System System System
Pro System System System
Education System System System
Enterprise System System System

Default Properties

Display name:Application Compatibility Cache
Service name:ahcache
Type:kernel
Path:%WinDir%\system32\DRIVERS\ahcache.sys
Error control:normal

Default Behavior

The Application Compatibility Cache service is a kernel mode driver. If Application Compatibility Cache fails to start, the error is logged. Windows 10 startup proceeds, but a message box is displayed informing you that the ahcache service has failed to start.

Restore Default Startup Type for Application Compatibility Cache

Automated Restore

1. Select your Windows 10 edition and release, and then click on the Download button below.

2. Save the RestoreApplicationCompatibilityCacheWindows10.bat file to any folder on your hard drive.

3. Right-click the downloaded batch file and select Run as administrator.

4. Restart the computer to save changes.

Note. Make sure that the ahcache.sys file exists in the %WinDir%\system32\DRIVERS folder. If this file is missing you can try to restore it from your Windows 10 installation media.