Microsoft UEFI Driver Service Defaults in Windows 8

UEFI Driver for NT by Microsoft Corporation.

Default Settings

Startup type:Manual
Display name:Microsoft UEFI Driver
Service name:UEFI
Service type:kernel
Error control:normal
Registry key:HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Services\UEFI

Default Behavior

The Microsoft UEFI Driver service is a kernel device driver. In Windows 8 it will not be started until the user starts it. If Microsoft UEFI 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 UEFI service hasn't been started.

Restore Default Startup Configuration for Microsoft UEFI Driver

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

2. Save the Win8_UEFI_Service_Startup.cmd file to a local storage device.

3. Run the saved file as an administrator.

4. Restart the computer.

The UEFI service is using the UEFI.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.