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Windows 7: (wrong image path question)

14 May 2013   #11

Windows 7 Ultimate x64


I noticed this same question over at but there appears to be no definitive answer on this topic to date.

Since I also run Rkill.exe before scanning my machine with AVG and/or MalwareBytes (cuz' I feel like it), I have been wondering the same question posted by herbc in at least one other forum - keep asking the hard questions, herbc.

According to the Elder Geek (see below), the supposedly correct Font Cache Service image path (root volume letter and windows directory abbreviated to '%SystemRoot%') is/was the following:

%SystemRoot%\system32\svchost.exe -k LocalServiceAndNoImpersonation

My current Font Cache Service image path (probably everyone else's, too), is according to rkill.exe (root volume letter and windows directory abbreviated to '%SystemRoot%'):

%SystemRoot%\system32\svchost.exe -k LocalService

Rkill.exe logs always have '[Incorrect ImagePath]' appended to the end of the line above.

The only reason I pay attention to this is because my fonts appear to be pixelating in Firefox since I upgraded to Firefox 20.x back in March of this year.

I just performed a fresh reinstall of MS Windows 7 Ultimate x64 - all AV scan results by AVG and MalwareBytes are clean.

So, assuming that '%SystemRoot%' = '[WINDIR]' = 'C:\Windows' all denote the same thing...I sure hope it does...then maybe the answer is...42...just kidding! Back to work.

According to Black Viper's page about the Windows Font Cache Service at:

Black Viper lists the [correct?] Default Path and Command Line Options as:

C:\Windows\system32\svchost.exe -k LocalService

According to The Elder Geek's page about the Windows Font Cache Service at:

Service - Windows Font Cache Service

The Elder Geek provides a screen shot of the [correct?] Default Path and Command Line Options as:

C:\Windows\system32\svchost.exe -k LocalServiceAndNoImpersonation

For light reading check out Wikipedia regarding Windows 7, particularly the section on SERVICE PACK 1, this at:

Windows 7 - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

Particularly, note the following quote:

"Some programs have compatibility issues with SP1 and a limited number of programs may experience a loss of functionality.[83]....According to Paul Thurrott, Microsoft is not planning another service pack"

In other news in the "NO DUH" section, read how "Windows 7 Very Slow If Many Fonts Installed", this can be found at TechNet:

Windows 7 Very Slow If Many Fonts Installed

I have used up all the time I have to spend on this issue today. In closing, maybe we are asking the wrong questions; instead, maybe we should ask some of the following:
* Is Rkill.exe updated to reflect significant changes in Windows 7 Services from the installation of SP1?
* Has Windows 7 SP1 broken a large number of applications dependent on the FCS?
* Most importantly, is it getting close to time to switch to...Windows 8 Forums?

Can somebody stick a fork in Windows 8 and see if it's done yet?

My System SpecsSystem Spec
14 May 2013   #12
Microsoft MVP

Windows 7 Ultimate X64 SP1

I'm sticking with w7, it is done.
My System SpecsSystem Spec

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