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Themes - Windows 10 Service

Provides user experience theme management.

This service also exists in Windows 7, 8, Vista and XP.

Startup Type

Windows 10 version Home Pro Education Enterprise
1507 Automatic Automatic Automatic Automatic
1511 Automatic Automatic Automatic Automatic
1607 Automatic Automatic Automatic Automatic
1703 Automatic Automatic Automatic Automatic
1709 Automatic Automatic Automatic Automatic

Default Properties

Display name:Themes
Service name:Themes
Type:share
Path:%WinDir%\System32\svchost.exe -k netsvcs -p
File:%WinDir%\system32\themeservice.dll
Error control:normal
Group:ProfSvc_Group
Object:LocalSystem
Privileges:
  • SeAssignPrimaryTokenPrivilege
  • SeDebugPrivilege
  • SeImpersonatePrivilege

Default Behavior

The Themes service is running as LocalSystem in a shared process of svchost.exe. Other services might run in the same process. If Themes fails to start, the error is logged. Windows 10 startup proceeds, but a message box is displayed informing you that the Themes service has failed to start.

Restore Default Startup Type for Themes

Automated Restore

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

2. Save the RestoreThemesWindows10.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 themeservice.dll file exists in the %WinDir%\system32 folder. If this file is missing you can try to restore it from your Windows 10 installation media.