Provides infrastructure support for Windows Store.This service is started on demand and if disabled applications bought using Windows Store will not behave correctly.
This service also exists in Windows 10.
|Windows 8 edition||Windows 8||Windows 8.1||Windows 8.1 Update 1|
|Display name:||Windows Store Service (WSService)|
|Path:||%WinDir%\System32\svchost.exe -k wsappx|
The Windows Store Service (WSService) runs as LocalSystem in a shared process of svchost.exe. Other services might run in the same process. If Windows Store Service (WSService) fails to start, the error is logged. Windows 8 startup proceeds, but a message box is displayed informing you that the WSService service has failed to start.
Windows Store Service (WSService) 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 RestoreWindowsStoreServiceWSServiceWindows8.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
WSService.dll file exists in the
%WinDir%\System32 folder. If this file is missing you can try to restore it from your Windows 8 installation media.