HTTP Service Defaults in Windows 8

HTTP Service.

Default Settings

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

Default Behavior

The HTTP Service is a kernel device driver. In Windows 8 it will not be started until the user starts it. If HTTP Service fails to start, the error details are added to Windows 8 error log. When the operating system startup is complete, the user is being notified that the HTTP service hasn't been started.


All the services listed below will not start if HTTP Service is disabled:

Restore Default Startup Configuration of HTTP 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 HTTP start= demand

3. Close the command window and restart the computer.

The HTTP service is using the HTTP.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 8 installation media.