WIMMount Service Defaults in Windows 8

WIM Image mount service driver.

Default Settings

Startup type: Manual
Display name:WIMMount
Service name:WIMMount
Service type:filesys
Error control:normal
Group:FSFilter Infrastructure
Registry key:HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Services\WIMMount

Default Behavior

The WIMMount service is a file system driver. In Windows 8 it will not be started until the user starts it. If WIMMount 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 WIMMount service hasn't been started.

Restore Default Startup Configuration of WIMMount

1. Run the Command Prompt as an administrator.

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

sc config WIMMount start= demand

3. Close the command window and restart the computer.

The WIMMount service is using the wimmount.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.