WIMMount Service Defaults in Windows 7

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 7 it won't be started if the user doesn't start it. If WIMMount fails to start, Windows 7 attempts to write the failure details into Event Log. Then Windows 7 startup should proceed and the user should be notified that the WIMMount service is not running because of 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 7 installation media.