Hardware Policy Driver (hwpolicy) Service Defaults in Windows 8
Contains Processor and other policies.
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The Hardware Policy Driver service is a kernel device driver. In Windows 8 it is being loaded by Boot Loader before Kernel initialization. If Hardware Policy Driver fails to load or initialize, Windows 8 startup proceeds. The error details should be added to Event Log without notifying the user.
Restore Default Startup Configuration for Hardware Policy Driver
1. Select your Windows 8 edition and update pack, and then click Download.
2. Save the Win8_hwpolicy_Service_Startup.cmd file to a local storage device.
3. Run the saved file as an administrator.
4. Restart the computer.
The hwpolicy service is using the hwpolicy.sys file that is located in the %WinDir%\System32\drivers folder. If the file is corrupted or deleted, you can put it back in there.