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How to Start/Stop Program Compatibility Assistant Service

Service name: PcaSvc

Display name: Program Compatibility Assistant Service


Description:

This service provides support for the Program Compatibility Assistant (PCA).  PCA monitors programs installed and run by the user and
detects known compatibility problems. If this service is stopped, PCA will not function properly.


Path to executable:

C:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exe -k LocalSystemNetworkRestricted -p

Services Regedit CMD Msconfig

Msconfig:
This method shows you how to Start/Stop Program Compatibility Assistant Service service from starting with the operating system using
System Configuration

Perform the following steps:

Please go to Start and click on the Type here to search

Type msconfig and press Enter

In System Configuration please go to Services tab and locate Program Compatibility Assistant Service service
Uncheck the box to prevent this service to start and then press OK to finish

Any change make in System Configuration will be apply after restart