WIMMount Service Defaults in Windows 10

WIM Image mount service driver.

Default Settings

Startup type:Manual
Display name:WIMMount
Service name:WIMMount
Service type:filesys
Error control:normal
Group:FSFilter Infrastructure
Path:%SystemRoot%\system32\drivers\wimmount.sys
Registry key:HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Services\WIMMount

Default Behavior

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

Restore Default Startup Configuration of WIMMount

1. Run the Command Prompt as an administrator.

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

sc config WIMMount start= demand

3. Close the command window and restart the computer.

The WIMMount service is using the wimmount.sys file that is located in the C:\Windows\system32\drivers directory. If the file is removed or corrupted, read this article to restore its original version from Windows 10 installation media.