Pass-through HID to UMDF Driver (mshidumdf) Service Defaults in Windows 8

Pass-through Driver for HID-UMDF Interface by Microsoft Corporation.

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

The Pass-through HID to UMDF Driver service is a kernel device driver. In Windows 8 it will not be started until the user starts it. If Pass-through HID to UMDF Driver fails to load or initialize, Windows 8 startup proceeds. The error details should be added to Event Log without notifying the user.

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 8 installation media.