What is the Media Center Extender Service (Mcx2Svc) service?

An explanation of the Media Center Extender Service (Mcx2Svc) service in Windows 7.

What does the Media Center Extender Service (Mcx2Svc) service do?

The Media Center Extender Service (Mcx2Svc) is responsible for allowing devices like the Xbox, which use Microsoft’s media center technology, to find and connect to your computer.

Media Center Extender Service (Mcx2Svc) service details

  • Service name: Mcx2Svc
  • Description: Allows Media Center Extenders to locate and connect to the computer.
  • Path to executable: C:\windows\system32\svchost.exe -k LocalServiceAndNoImpersonation
  • Startup type: Disabled

Does my computer need the Media Center Extender Service (Mcx2Svc) service?

Your computer doesn’t need the Mcx2Svc service to run.

Should I disable the Media Center Extender Service (Mcx2Svc) service?

First off, I have to say that it’s best to leave service optimization up to Microsoft. With that said; I would leave the Mcx2Svc service alone. It’s disabled by default anyway.

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