Indirect Displays Kernel-Mode Driver (IndirectKmd) Service Defaults in Windows 10

Kernel mode driver that implements the Indirect Displays framework.

Default Settings

Startup type:Manual
Display name:Indirect Displays Kernel-Mode Driver
Service name:IndirectKmd
Service type:kernel
Error control:ignore
Registry key:HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Services\IndirectKmd

Default Behavior

Indirect Displays Kernel-Mode Driver is a kernel device driver. In Windows 10 it is starting only if the user, an application or another service starts it. If Indirect Displays Kernel-Mode Driver fails to load or initialize, Windows 10 start up proceeds without warnings. However the error details are being logged.

Restore Default Startup Configuration for Indirect Displays Kernel-Mode Driver

1. Select your Windows 10 edition and release, and then click Download.

2. Save the Win10_IndirectKmd_Service_Startup.cmd file to a local storage device.

3. Run the saved file as an administrator.

4. Restart the computer.

The IndirectKmd service is using the IndirectKmd.sys file that is located in the %WinDir%\System32\drivers folder. If the file is changed, damaged or deleted, you can restore its original version from Windows 10 installation media.