WinUsb Driver Service Defaults in Windows 10

Generic driver for USB devices.

Default Settings

Startup type: Manual
Display name:WinUsb Driver
Service name:WINUSB
Service type:kernel
Error control:normal
Registry key:HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Services\WINUSB

Default Behavior

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

Restore Default Startup Configuration of WinUsb 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 WINUSB start= demand

3. Close the command window and restart the computer.

The WINUSB service is using the WinUSB.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.