VMBusHID Service Defaults in Windows 8

Microsoft VMBus HID Miniport by Microsoft Corporation.

Default Settings

Startup type:Manual
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

The VMBusHID service is a kernel device driver. In Windows 8 it will not be started until the user starts it. If VMBusHID 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 VMBusHID

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

2. Save the Win8_VMBusHID_Service_Startup.cmd file to a local storage device.

3. Run the saved file as an administrator.

4. 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 corrupted or deleted, you can put it back in there.