The Connected Devices Platform Service is a service introduced in the more recent builds of Windows 10. While Microsoft hasn’t mentioned much information about the service, many users have reported high CPU usage due to the Connected Devices Platform Service. We will discuss the resolution to this problem in this article.
What is Connected Devices Platform Service (CDPSvc)?
While Microsoft’s information on the Connected Devices Platform Service doesn’t explain much, this service comes to action while connecting peripherals and external devices. It is associated with Bluetooth, Printers & Scanners as well as music players, storage devices, mobile phones, cameras, and many other types of connected devices. It provides a way for devices such as PCs and smartphones to discover and send messages between each other.
The details are as follows:
- Display name – Connected Devices Platform Service
- Path – %WinDir%\system32\svchost.exe -k LocalService -p
- File – %WinDir%\System32\CDPSvc.dll
Should you disable the CDPSvc service?
If you are facing hight disk usage, we recommend that you run System File Checker first and see. If it does not help, then you consider disabling it. Users who encountered the issue in discussion considered disabling the service and faced no issues after doing so, thus giving the idea that the service isn’t absolutely important. However, if you are using Xbox or any other Bluetooth device, disabling this service is not recommended. If it causes problems, you can always enable it again.
You can disable it using:
- Windows Services Manager
- Command Prompt
- Registry Editor
The methods to disable the Connected Devices Platform Service are as follows:
1] Disable Connected Devices Platform Service using Services Manager
Press Win+R to open the Run window and type the command services.msc. Hit Enter to open the Services Manager window.
Scroll to the Connected Devices Platform Service in the list and right-click on it. Select Properties.
Change the Startup Type of this service to Disabled.
Hit Apply and then on OK to save the settings.
2] Disable Connected Devices Platform Service using Command Prompt
You can disable the Connected Devices Platform Service using a command line in elevated Command Prompt. The procedure to do so is as follows:
Search for Command Prompt in the Windows Search bar and select Run as administrator in the right-pane.
In the elevated Command Prompt window, type the following command and hit Enter:
sc config CDP user SVC type=own
Restart the system after the command has executed.
3] Disable Connected Devices Platform Service using Registry Editor
If you are unable to disable the Connected Devices Platform Service from the Services Manager or elevated Command Prompt, try disabling it through the Registry Editor as follows:
Press Win+R to open the Run window. In the Run window, type the command regedit. Hit Enter to open the Registry Editor window.
Navigate to the following path:
On the right-pane, double-click on Start to open its Properties.
Change the value of the Value Data from 2 to 4.
Click OK to save the settings.
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