Virtual WiFi Miniport Service (vwifimp) Defaults in Windows 10

Virtual WiFi Miniport Driver by Microsoft Corporation.

Default Settings

Startup type:Manual
Display name:Virtual WiFi Miniport Service
Service name:vwifimp
Service type:kernel
Error control:normal
Group:NDIS
Path:%SystemRoot%\System32\drivers\vwifimp.sys
Registry key:HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Services\vwifimp

Default Behavior

Virtual WiFi Miniport Service is a kernel device driver. In Windows 10 it is starting only if the user, an application or another service starts it. If Virtual WiFi Miniport Service fails to start, the failure details are being recorded into Event Log. Then Windows 10 will start up and notify the user that the vwifimp service has failed to start due to the error.

Restore Default Startup Configuration for Virtual WiFi Miniport Service

1. Run the Command Prompt as an administrator.

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

sc config vwifimp start= demand

3. Close the command window and restart the computer.

The vwifimp service is using the vwifimp.sys file that is located in the %WinDir%\System32\drivers folder. If the file is changed, damaged or deleted, you can restore its original version from Windows 10 installation media.