How to Restore Default Services in Windows 8 and Windows 8.1?

This tutorial will help you to completely restore any of the default services and their settings in Windows 8 and Windows 8.1. So, if you have deleted any default service or you have changed the property or settings of any of these services and want to get back the default settings, just follow the steps below.

Restore Default Services in Windows 8.1

All these Services are located in the registry location below.


Below you can see the default settings for all of the default services.

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
Application Layer Gateway Service ALG Manual
Application Management AppMgmt Manual
AppX Deployment Service (AppXSVC) AppXSvc Manual
Background Intelligent Transfer Service BITS Running Running Automatic (Delayed Start)
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 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 Running Manual
DNS Client Dnscache Running Automatic (Trigger Start)
Encrypting File System (EFS) EFS 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 Running Automatic (Trigger Start)
Health Key and Certificate Management hkmsvc Manual
HomeGroup Listener HomeGroupListener Running Manual
HomeGroup Provider HomeGroupProvider Running Manual (Trigger Start)
Human Interface Device Access hidserv 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 Volume Shadow Copy Requestor vmicvss Manual (Trigger Start)
IKE and AuthIP IPsec Keying Modules IKEEXT Manual (Trigger Start)
Interactive Services Detection UI0Detect Manual
Internet Connection Sharing (ICS) SharedAccess Disabled
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 Running 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
Offline Files CscService Manual (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 Running Manual (Trigger Start)
Power Power Running Automatic
Print Spooler Spooler Running Automatic
Printer Extensions and Notifications PrintNotify Manual
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 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 Removal Policy SCPolicySvc 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 Manual (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 Manual
User Profile Service ProfSvc Running Automatic
Virtual Disk vds Manual
Volume Shadow Copy VSS Running Manual
WebClient WebClient Manual (Trigger Start)
Windows All-User Install Agent 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 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 Manual
Windows Installer msiserver Manual
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 Manual (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 Service workfolderssvc Running Manual
Workstation LanmanWorkstation Running Automatic
WWAN AutoConfig WwanSvc Manual

Following services: AppReadiness, AppXSvc, vmicguestinterface, smphost, NcbService, WdNisSvc, WEPHOSTSVC, FontCache3.0.0.0, workfolderssvc are new to Windows 8.1. So you will not find these services if you are using Windows 8.

Steps to Restore Default Services in Windows 8.1

1. Click/tap Here to download the .rar file. Unrar the .rar file. You will find all the .reg files for all default services.

2. Tap on the desired .reg file to completely restore the particular default service.

3. If prompted, click on Run and Yes option in UAC dialogue box, Press OK.
You can repeat the above steps for every .reg file you want to restore. After you have restored the file, restart your machine to see the change.


Nick is a Software Engineer. He has interest in gadgets and technical stuffs. If you are facing any problem with your Windows, feel free to ask him.

hady syaputra

Cannot extract, the file is damaged.

Hi hady, sorry for that. We have uploaded the archive again. Please try to re-download it.

hady syaputra

thank you very much!

What if someone disables background intelligence transfer and superfetch, which causes the services application to be unable to run, therefore causing task manager to not open, and random other applications. . How can the services be enabled again?