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    Services - Restore Default Services in Windows 8

    Services - Restore Default Services in Windows 8
    How to Restore Default Services in Windows 8 and 8.1
    Published by Brink is online now
    17 Sep 2012
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    How to Restore Default Services in Windows 8 and 8.1

    information   Information
    This tutorial provides you with registry downloads that will completely restore any of the default services and their settings you want in Windows 8, Windows 8.1,and Windows 8.1 Update. This can be handy if a service was deleted by mistake, is missing, or had it's properties set improperly.

    You must be signed in as an administrator to be able to do the steps in this tutorial.

    Note   Note
    Services are located in the registry location below.


    warning   Warning
    If you did not delete a default service, then you might consider doing a full scan of your system at boot with a program like Windows Defender Offline to help make sure that your system is clean.

    Here's How:

    1. Click/tap on the link under the Display Name column in the table below of the service that you would like to restore to download it's .reg file.

    2. Save the .reg file to your desktop.

    3. Double click/tap on the downloaded .reg file to merge it.

    Tip   Tip
    If the .reg file does not merge and nothing happens, then you will need to check in Default Programs to make sure the .reg file extension has its Current Default program set as Registry Editor (C:\Windows\regedit.exe). Afterwards, try merging the REG file again.

    4. If prompted, click/tap on Run, Yes (UAC), Yes, and OK.

    5. Repeat all of the above steps if you would like to restore another service.

    6. When finished, restart the computer to apply.

    7. When finished, you can delete the downloaded .reg file(s) if you like.

    Note   Note
    To download all available default services below in one ZIP folder, click on the Download button below and save the ZIP file to your desktop. Open the ZIP file, and extract (drag and drop) the REG file for the file extension you want to restore to your desktop. Now you could just pick up at step 3 above.


    The Service Names in red below are new to Windows 8.1 Preview only.

    Display Name Service Name Status Startup Type
    Active-X Installer AxInstSV Manual
    App Readiness AppReadiness Manual
    Application Experience AeLookupSvc Manual (Trigger Start)
    Application Identity AppIDSvc Manual (Trigger Start)
    Application Information Appinfo Running Manual (Trigger Start)
    Application Layer Gateway Service ALG Manual
    Application Management AppMgmt Manual
    AppX Deployment Service (AppXSVC) AppXSvc Manual
    Background Intelligent Transfer Service BITS Running Manual
    Background Tasks Infrastructure Service BrokerInfrastructure Running Automatic
    Base Filtering Engine BFE Running Automatic
    BitLocker Drive Encryption Service BDESVC Manual (Trigger Start)
    Block Level Backup Engine Service wbengine Manual
    Bluetooth Support Service bthserv Manual (Trigger Start)
    BranchCache PeerDistSvc Manual
    Certificate Propagation CertPropSvc Manual
    CNG Key Isolation KeyIso Running Manual (Trigger Start)
    COM+ Event System EventSystem Running Automatic
    COM+ System Application COMSysApp Manual
    Computer Browser Browser Running Manual (Trigger Start)
    Credential Manager VaultSvc Running Manual
    Cryptographic Services CryptSvc Running Automatic
    DCOM Server Process Launcher DcomLaunch Running Automatic
    Device Association Service DeviceAssociationService Running Automatic (Trigger Start)
    Device Install Service DeviceInstall Manual (Trigger Start)
    Device Setup Manager DsmSvc Manual (Trigger Start)
    DHCP Client Dhcp Running Automatic
    Diagnostic Policy Service DPS Running Automatic
    Diagnostic Service Host WdiServiceHost Running Manual
    Diagnostic System Host WdiSystemHost Manual
    Distributed Link Tracking Client TrkWks Running Automatic
    Distributed Transaction Coordinator MSDTC Manual
    DNS Client Dnscache Running Automatic (Trigger Start)
    Encrypting File System (EFS) EFS Running Manual (Trigger Start)
    Extensible Authentication Protocol EapHost Manual
    Family Safety WPCSvc Manual
    Fax Fax Manual
    File History Service fhsvc Manual (Trigger Start)
    Function Discovery Provider Host fdPHost Running Manual
    Function Discovery Resource Publication FDResPub Running Manual
    Group Policy Client gpsvc Automatic (Trigger Start)
    Health Key and Certificate Management hkmsvc Manual
    HomeGroup Listener HomeGroupListener Running Automatic
    HomeGroup Provider HomeGroupProvider Running Automatic (Trigger Start)
    Human Interface Device Access hidserv Running Manual (Trigger Start)
    Hyper-V Data Exchange Service vmickvpexchange Manual (Trigger Start)
    Hyper-V Guest Service Interface vmicguestinterface Manual (Trigger Start)
    Hyper-V Guest Shutdown Service vmicshutdown Manual (Trigger Start)
    Hyper-V Heartbeat Service vmicheartbeat Manual (Trigger Start)
    Hyper-V Remote Destop Virtualization Service vmicrdv Manual (Trigger Start)
    Hyper-V Time Synchronization Service vmictimesync Manual (Trigger Start)
    Hyper-V Virtual Machine Management vmms Running Automatic
    Hyper-V Volume Shadow Copy Requestor vmicvss Manual (Trigger Start)
    IKE and AuthIP IPsec Keying Modules IKEEXT Running Automatic (Trigger Start)
    Interactive Services Detection UI0Detect Manual
    Internet Connection Sharing (ICS) SharedAccess Manual
    Internet Explorer ETW Collector Service IEEtwCollectorService Manual
    IP Helper iphlpsvc Running Automatic
    IPsec Policy Agent PolicyAgent Manual (Trigger Start)
    KtmRm for Distributed Transaction Coordinator KtmRm Manual (Trigger Start)
    Link-Layer Topology Discovery Mapper lltdsvc Manual
    Local Session Manager LSM Running Automatic
    Microsoft Account Sign-in Assistant wlidsvc Manual (Trigger Start)
    Microsoft iSCSI Initiator Service MSiSCSI Manual
    Microsoft Software Shadow Copy Provider swprv Manual
    Microsoft Storage Spaces SMP smphost Manual
    Multimedia Class Scheduler MMCSS Running Automatic
    Net.Tcp Port Sharing Service NetTcpPortSharing Disabled
    Netlogon Netlogon Manual
    Network Access Protection Agent napagent Manual
    Network Connected Devices Auto-Setup NcdAutoSetup Running Manual (Trigger Start)
    Network Connection Broker NcbService Running Manual (Trigger Start)
    Network Connections Netman Manual
    Network Connectivity Assistant NcaSvc Manual (Trigger Start)
    Network List Service netprofm Running Manual
    Network Location Awareness NlaSvc Running Automatic
    Network Store Interface Service nsi Running Automatic
    Office Source Engine ose Running Manual
    Offline Files CscService Running Automatic (Trigger Start)
    Optimize drives defragsvc Manual
    Peer Name Resolution Protocol PNRPsvc Running Manual
    Peer Networking Grouping p2psvc Running Manual
    Peer Networking Identity Manager p2pimsvc Running Manual
    Performance Counter DLL Host PerfHost Manual
    Performance Logs & Alerts pla Manual
    Plug and Play PlugPlay Running Manual
    PNRP Machine Name Publication Service PNRPAutoReg Manual
    Portable Device Enumerator Service WPDBusEnum Manual (Trigger Start)
    Power Power Running Automatic
    Print Spooler Spooler Running Automatic
    Printer Extensions and Notifications PrintNotify Manual
    Private Tunnel Core Service ptservice Automatic
    Problem Reports and Solutions Control Panel Support wercplsupport Manual
    Program Compatibility Assistant Service PcaSvc Running Automatic
    Quality Windows Audio Video Experience QWAVE Manual
    Remote Access Auto Connection Manager RasAuto Manual
    Remote Access Connection Manager RasMan Manual
    Remote Desktop Configuration SessionEnv Manual
    Remote Desktop Services TermService Manual
    Remote Desktop Services UserMode Port Redirector UmRdpService Manual
    Remote Procedure Call (RPC) RpcSs Running Automatic
    Remote Procedure Call (RPC) Locator RpcLocator Manual
    Remote Registry RemoteRegistry Disabled
    Routing and Remote Access RemoteAccess Disabled
    RPC Endpoint Mapper RpcEptMapper Running Automatic
    Secondary Logon seclogon Manual
    Secure Socket Tunneling Protocol Service SstpSvc Manual
    Security Accounts Manager SamSs Running Automatic
    Security Center wscsvc Running Automatic (Delayed Start)
    Sensor Monitoring Service SensrSvc Manual (Trigger Start)
    Server LanmanServer Running Automatic
    Shell Hardware Detection ShellHWDetection Running Automatic
    Smart Card SCardSvr Disabled
    Smart Card Device Enumeration Service ScDeviceEnum Manual (Trigger Start)
    Smart Card Removal Policy SCPolicySvc Manual
    SNMP Trap SNMPTRAP Manual
    Software Protection sppsvc Automatic (Delayed Start, Trigger Start)
    Spot Verifier svsvc Manual (Trigger Start)
    SSDP Discovery SSDPSRV Running Manual
    Still Image Acquisition Events WiaRpc Manual
    Storage Service StorSvc Manual (Trigger Start)
    Superfetch SysMain Running Automatic
    System Event Notification Service SENS Running Automatic
    System Events Broker SystemEventsBroker Running Automatic (Trigger Start)
    Task Scheduler Schedule Running Automatic
    TCP/IP NetBIOS Helper lmhosts Running Automatic (Trigger Start)
    Telephony TapiSrv Manual
    Themes Themes Running Automatic
    Thread Ordering Server THREADORDER Manual
    Time Broker TimeBroker Running Manual (Trigger Start)
    Touch Keyboard and Handwriting Panel Service TabletInputService Manual (Trigger Start)
    UPnP Device Host upnphost Running Manual
    User Profile Service ProfSvc Running Automatic
    Virtual Disk vds Manual
    Volume Shadow Copy VSS Manual
    WebClient WebClient Manual (Trigger Start)
    Windows All-User Install Agent (Windows 8 only) AllUserInstallAgent Manual (Trigger Start)
    Windows Audio AudioSrv Running Automatic
    Windows Audio Endpoint Builder AudioEndpointBuilder Running Automatic
    Windows Backup SDRSVC Manual
    Windows Biometric Service WbioSrvc Manual
    Windows Color System WcsPlugInService Manual
    Windows Connect Now - Config Registrar wcncsvc Running Manual
    Windows Connection Manager Wcmsvc Running Automatic (Trigger Start)
    Windows Defender Network Inspection Service WdNisSvc Running Manual
    Windows Defender Service WinDefend Running Automatic (Trigger Start)
    Windows Driver Foundation - User-mode Driver Framework wudfsvc Running Manual (Trigger Start)
    Windows Encryption Provider Host Service WEPHOSTSVC Manual (Trigger Start)
    Windows Error Reporting Service WerSvc Manual (Trigger Start)
    Windows Event Collector Wecsvc Manual
    Windows Event Log EventLog Running Automatic
    Windows Firewall MpsSvc Running Automatic
    Windows Font Cache Service FontCache Running Automatic
    Windows Image Acquisition (WIA) StiSvc Running Automatic (Delayed Start)
    Windows Installer msiserver Manual
    Windows Location Framework Service lfsvc Manual (Trigger Start)
    Windows Management Instrumentation Winmgmt Running Automatic
    Windows Media Player Network Sharing Service WMPNetworkSvc Automatic (Delayed Start)
    Windows Modules Installer TrustedInstaller Manual
    Windows Presentation Foundation Font Cache FontCache3.0.0.0 Manual
    Windows Remote Management (WS-Management) WinRM Manual
    Windows Search WSearch Running Automatic (Delayed Start)
    Windows Store Service (WSService) WSService Manual (Trigger Start)
    Windows Time W32Time Manual (Trigger Start)
    Windows Update wuauserv Automatic (Trigger Start)
    WinHTTP Web Proxy Auto-Discovery Service WinHttpAutoProxySvc Running Manual
    Wired AutoConfig dot3svc Manual
    WLAN AutoConfig Wlansvc Manual
    WMI Performance Adapter wmiApSrv Manual
    Work Folders workfolderssvc Manual
    Workstation LanmanWorkstation Running Automatic
    WWAN AutoConfig WwanSvc Manual

    That's it,

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    bigfat boy says:

    thank you for list of default services, which is helpful.
    thanks for the .reg fixes which are needed, especially if someone plays with W8 defaults !!

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    Posts : 22,630
    64-bit Windows 10

    You're most welcome bigfat boy, and welcome to Eight Forums. I'm glad that they could help.
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    Posts : 2
    Windows 8 Pro with Media Player

    The link to .reg file for restoring Windows Audio service is missing, can you correct that because i really need it. Thanks
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    Posts : 22,630
    64-bit Windows 10

    Hello Jonathan, and welcome to Eight Forums.

    Sorry about that. It has been restored.
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    Posts : 2
    Windows 8 Pro with Media Player

    Thank you, that was really helpful
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    Posts : 22,630
    64-bit Windows 10

    You're most welcome.
      My System SpecsSystem Spec

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    Posts : 13
    windows 8 pro

    Can you give zip file containing all registries with default values?
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    Posts : 22,630
    64-bit Windows 10

    Hello dipakharwara, and welcome to Eight Forums.

    I'll see if I'm able to get them in one ZIP later on tonight, and post back when ready.
      My System SpecsSystem Spec

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    Posts : 22,630
    64-bit Windows 10

    Ok dipakharwara. The Zip file has been added in the note box just above the table of downloads.
      My System SpecsSystem Spec

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