Manages and implements Volume Shadow Copies used for backup and other purposes. If this service is stopped, shadow copies will be unavailable for backup and the backup may fail. If this service is disabled, any services that explicitly depend on it will fail to start.
|Windows 8 edition||Windows 8||Windows 8.1||Windows 8.1 Update 1|
|Display name:||Volume Shadow Copy|
The Volume Shadow Copy service runs as LocalSystem in its own process of vssvc.exe. It does not share its process with other services. If Volume Shadow Copy fails to start, the error is logged. Windows 8 startup proceeds, but a message box is displayed informing you that the VSS service has failed to start.
Volume Shadow Copy won't start, if the Remote Procedure Call (RPC) service is stopped or disabled.
1. Select your Windows 8 release and edition, and then click on the Download button below.
2. Save the RestoreVolumeShadowCopyWindows8.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.
Note. Make sure that the
vssvc.exe file exists in the
%WinDir%\system32 folder. If this file is missing you can try to restore it from your Windows 8 installation media.