Description:Supports Autoplay which is launched when inserting a USB storage device, CD or other removable storage (Like scanner or camera), and gives you the option to select what application to use with the device. Autoplay is an extension of AutoRun.
Some experiences that Windows takes a long time to boot when this service is set to Automatic.
If the service is disabled then the AutoPlay-Tab will not be shown when viewing properties for an AutoPlay device like CD-ROM/DVD.
- Disabled if able to live without the Autoplay wizard.
- svchost.exe -k netsvcs (ShellHWDetection)
- Windows Image Acquisition (Win7/Vista/WinXP/Win2k3 only)