Windows 7 Services

Windows Media Center Receiver Service - Windows 7 Service

Windows Media Center Service for TV and FM broadcast reception.

This service also exists in Windows Vista.

Startup Type

Windows 7 edition without SP SP1
Starter not exists not exists
Home Basic not exists not exists
Home Premium Manual Manual
Professional Manual Manual
Ultimate Manual Manual
Enterprise Manual Manual

Default Properties

Display name:Windows Media Center Receiver Service
Service name:ehRecvr
Error control:ignore
Object:NT AUTHORITY\networkService
  • SeChangeNotifyPrivilege
  • SeCreateGlobalPrivilege
  • SeImpersonatePrivilege

Default Behavior

The Windows Media Center Receiver Service runs as NT AUTHORITY\networkService in its own process. It does not share an executable file with other services. If the Windows Media Center Receiver Service fails to load or initialize, Windows 7 start up proceeds. No warning is displayed, but the error is recorded into the Event Log.


Windows Media Center Receiver Service will not start, if the Remote Procedure Call (RPC) service is stopped or disabled.

Restore Default Startup Type for Windows Media Center Receiver Service

Automated Restore

1. Select your Windows 7 edition and Service Pack, and then click on the Download button below.

2. Save the RestoreWindowsMediaCenterReceiverServiceWindows7.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 ehRecvr.exe file exists in the %WinDir%\ehome folder. If this file is missing you can try to restore it from your Windows 7 installation media.