Microsoft Input Configuration Driver (MTConfig) Service Defaults in Windows 8

Microsoft Multi-Touch HID Driver by Microsoft Corporation.

Default Settings

Startup type:Manual
Display name:Microsoft Input Configuration Driver
Service name:MTConfig
Service type:kernel
Error control:normal
Group:Extended Base
Path:%SystemRoot%\System32\drivers\MTConfig.sys
Registry key:HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Services\MTConfig

Default Behavior

The Microsoft Input Configuration Driver service is a kernel device driver. In Windows 8 it will not be started until the user starts it. If Microsoft Input Configuration Driver fails to start, the error details are added to Windows 8 error log. When the operating system startup is complete, the user is being notified that the MTConfig service hasn't been started.

Restore Default Startup Configuration for Microsoft Input Configuration Driver

1. Select your Windows 8 edition and update pack, and then click Download.

2. Save the Win8_MTConfig_Service_Startup.cmd file to a local storage device.

3. Run the saved file as an administrator.

4. Restart the computer.

The MTConfig service is using the MTConfig.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.