Intel(R) Power Engine Plug-in Driver (intelpep) Service Defaults in Windows 10

Intel Power Engine Plugin by Microsoft Corporation.

Default Settings

Startup type:
Windows 10 Home 1507Manual
Windows 10 Pro 1507Manual
Windows 10 Education 1507Manual
Windows 10 Enterprise 1507Manual
Windows 10 Home 1511Manual
Windows 10 Pro 1511Manual
Windows 10 Education 1511Manual
Windows 10 Enterprise 1511Manual
Windows 10 Home 1607Boot
Windows 10 Pro 1607Boot
Windows 10 Education 1607Boot
Windows 10 Enterprise 1607Boot
Windows 10 Home 1703Boot
Windows 10 Pro 1703Boot
Windows 10 Education 1703Boot
Windows 10 Enterprise 1703Boot
Display name:Intel(R) Power Engine Plug-in Driver
Service name:intelpep
Service type:kernel
Error control:normal
Group:Core Security Extensions
Registry key:HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Services\intelpep

Default Behavior

Intel(R) Power Engine Plug-in Driver is a kernel device driver. It is starting only if the user, an application or another service starts it in Windows 10 Home, Pro, Education, Enterprise, Home 1511, Pro 1511, Education 1511, Enterprise 1511. This service is starting by the operating system Boot Loader as a part of the driver stack for the boot volume in Windows 10 Home 1607, Pro 1607, Education 1607, Enterprise 1607, Home 1703, Pro 1703, Education 1703, Enterprise 1703. If Intel(R) Power Engine Plug-in Driver fails to start, the failure details are being recorded into Event Log. Then Windows 10 will start up and notify the user that the intelpep service has failed to start due to the error.

Restore Default Startup Configuration for Intel(R) Power Engine Plug-in Driver

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

2. Save the Win10_intelpep_Service_Startup.cmd file to a local storage device.

3. Run the saved file as an administrator.

4. Restart the computer.

The intelpep service is using the intelpep.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.