Pass-through HID to UMDF Driver (mshidumdf) Service Defaults in Windows 10

Device Driver to provide pass-through interface between HIDCLASS and UMDF.

Default Settings

Startup type: Manual
Display name:Pass-through HID to UMDF Driver
Service name:mshidumdf
Service type:kernel
Error control:ignore
Registry key:HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Services\mshidumdf

Default Behavior

Pass-through HID to UMDF Driver is a kernel device driver. In Windows 10 it is starting only if the user, an application or another service starts it. If Pass-through HID to UMDF Driver fails to load or initialize, Windows 10 start up proceeds without warnings. However the error details are being logged.

Restore Default Startup Configuration of Pass-through HID to UMDF 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 mshidumdf start= demand

3. Close the command window and restart the computer.

The mshidumdf service is using the mshidumdf.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.