VMBusHID Service Defaults in Windows 8

Microsoft VMBus HID Miniport by Microsoft Corporation.

Default Settings

Startup type: Manual
Display name:VMBusHID
Service name:VMBusHID
Service type:kernel
Error control:ignore
Group:Extended Base
Registry key:HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Services\VMBusHID

Default Behavior

The VMBusHID service is a kernel device driver. In Windows 8 it will not be started until the user starts it. If VMBusHID 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 VMBusHID

1. Run the Command Prompt as an administrator.

2. Copy the command below, paste it into the command window and press ENTER:

sc config VMBusHID start= demand

3. Close the command window and restart the computer.

The VMBusHID service is using the VMBusHID.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.