Windows 7 Services

Windows Image Acquisition (WIA) - Windows 7 Service

Provides image acquisition services for scanners and cameras.

This service also exists in Windows 10, 11, 8, Vista and XP.

Startup Type

Windows 7 edition without SP SP1
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Default Properties

Display name:Windows Image Acquisition (WIA)
Service name:StiSvc
Path:%WinDir%\system32\svchost.exe -k imgsvc
Error control:normal
Object:NT Authority\LocalService
  • SeChangeNotifyPrivilege
  • SeCreateGlobalPrivilege
  • SeImpersonatePrivilege

Default Behavior

runs in its own process. It does not share the executable file with other services. If the Windows Image Acquisition (WIA) fails to load or initialize, the error is recorded into the Event Log. Windows 7 startup should proceed, but a message box is displayed informing you that the StiSvc service has failed to start.


Windows Image Acquisition (WIA) will not start, if the following services are stopped or disabled:

Restore Default Startup Type of Windows Image Acquisition (WIA)

Automated Restore

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

2. Save the RestoreWindowsImageAcquisitionWIAWindows7.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.

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