VMBusHID Service Defaults in Windows 7

Microsoft VMBus HID Miniport by Microsoft Corporation.

Default Settings

Startup type:
Windows 7 Starter SP0N/A
Windows 7 Home Basic SP0N/A
Windows 7 Home Premium SP0N/A
Windows 7 ProfessionalManual
Windows 7 UltimateManual
Windows 7 EnterpriseManual
Windows 7 Starter SP1N/A
Windows 7 Home Basic SP1N/A
Windows 7 Home Premium SP1N/A
Windows 7 Professional SP1Manual
Windows 7 Ultimate SP1Manual
Windows 7 Enterprise SP1Manual
Display name:VMBusHID
Service name:VMBusHID
Service type:kernel
Error control:ignore
Group:Extended Base
Path:%SystemRoot%\system32\DRIVERS\VMBusHID.sys
Registry key:HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Services\VMBusHID

Default Behavior

VMBusHID is a kernel device driver. In Windows 7 it won't be started if the user doesn't start it. If VMBusHID fails to load or initialize, Windows 7 startup continues without error messages. The failure details are being written into Event Log.

Restore Default Startup Configuration for VMBusHID

1. Run the Command Prompt as an administrator.

2. Copy the command below, paste it into the command window and press ENTER:

sc config VMBusHID start= demand

3. Close the command window and restart the computer.

The VMBusHID service is using the VMBusHID.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 7 installation media.