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Vista's Quality Windows Audio Video Experience Service

Services Most useful for those running Media Center, Quality Windows Audio Video Experience (qWave) is described by Microsoft as:
“qWave is a collection of QoS-related software modules that run on devices in the home network. qWave supports multiple A/V streams (real-time flows requiring QoS) and data streams (best-effort flows, such as e-mail) simultaneously over the home network, while providing a high-quality A/V user experience. qWave is targeted for home A/V scenarios and is disabled in other environments, such as an enterprise.”

Since it is set to start manually by default, it will only run when needed, so disabling it will offer little benefit.

Display Name:
Quality Windows Audio Video Experience
Service Name:
QWAVE
Process Name:
svchost.exe
Description:
Quality Windows Audio Video Experience (qWave) is a networking platform for Audio Video (AV) streaming applications on IP home networks. qWave enhances AV streaming performance and reliability by ensuring network quality-of-service (QoS) for AV applications. It provides mechanisms for admission control, run time monitoring and enforcement, application feedback, and traffic prioritization.
Path to Executable:
%windir%\system32\svchost.exe -k LocalService
Default Startup:
  • Home Basic: Manual
  • Home Premium: Manual
  • Business: Manual
  • Enterprise: Manual
  • Ultimate: Manual
Log On As:
Local Service
Desktop Interaction:
No
Depends On:
  • Remote Procedure Call (RPC)
    • DCOM Server Process Launcher
Required For:
None
Memory:
N/A
CPU:
N/A
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