User Mode Driver Frameworks Platform Driver (WudfPf) Service Defaults in Windows 8

Windows Driver Foundation - User-mode Driver Framework Platform Driver by Microsoft Corporation.

Default Settings

Startup type:Manual
Display name:User Mode Driver Frameworks Platform Driver
Service name:WudfPf
Service type:kernel
Error control:normal
Group:base
Path:%SystemRoot%\system32\drivers\WudfPf.sys
Registry key:HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Services\WudfPf

Default Behavior

The User Mode Driver Frameworks Platform Driver service is a kernel device driver. In Windows 8 it will not be started until the user starts it. If User Mode Driver Frameworks Platform 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 WudfPf service hasn't been started.

Dependencies

All the services listed below will not start if User Mode Driver Frameworks Platform Driver is disabled:

Restore Default Startup Configuration for User Mode Driver Frameworks Platform Driver

1. Run the Command Prompt as an administrator.

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

sc config WudfPf start= demand

3. Close the command window and restart the computer.

The WudfPf service is using the WudfPf.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.