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 NameService NameStatusStartup Type
Active-X InstallerAxInstSVManual
App ReadinessAppReadinessManual
Application ExperienceAeLookupSvcManual (Trigger Start)
Application IdentityAppIDSvcManual (Trigger Start)
Application InformationAppinfoRunningManual
Application Layer Gateway ServiceALGManual
Application ManagementAppMgmtManual
AppX Deployment Service (AppXSVC)AppXSvcManual
Background Intelligent Transfer ServiceBITSRunningRunning Automatic (Delayed Start)
Background Tasks Infrastructure ServiceBrokerInfrastructureRunningAutomatic
Base Filtering EngineBFERunningAutomatic
BitLocker Drive Encryption ServiceBDESVCManual (Trigger Start)
Block Level Backup Engine ServicewbengineManual
Bluetooth Support ServicebthservManual (Trigger Start)
Certificate PropagationCertPropSvcManual
CNG Key IsolationKeyIsoRunningManual (Trigger Start)
COM+ Event SystemEventSystemRunningAutomatic
COM+ System ApplicationCOMSysAppManual
Computer BrowserBrowserRunningManual (Trigger Start)
Credential ManagerVaultSvcManual
Cryptographic ServicesCryptSvcRunningAutomatic
DCOM Server Process LauncherDcomLaunchRunningAutomatic
Device Association ServiceDeviceAssociationServiceRunningAutomatic (Trigger Start)
Device Install ServiceDeviceInstallManual (Trigger Start)
Device Setup ManagerDsmSvcManual (Trigger Start)
DHCP ClientDhcpRunningAutomatic
Diagnostic Policy ServiceDPSRunningAutomatic
Diagnostic Service HostWdiServiceHostRunningManual
Diagnostic System HostWdiSystemHostManual
Distributed Link Tracking ClientTrkWksRunningAutomatic
Distributed Transaction CoordinatorMSDTCRunningManual
DNS ClientDnscacheRunningAutomatic (Trigger Start)
Encrypting File System (EFS)EFSManual (Trigger Start)
Extensible Authentication ProtocolEapHostManual
Family SafetyWPCSvcManual
File History ServicefhsvcManual (Trigger Start)
Function Discovery Provider HostfdPHostRunningManual
Function Discovery Resource PublicationFDResPubRunningManual
Group Policy ClientgpsvcRunningAutomatic (Trigger Start)
Health Key and Certificate ManagementhkmsvcManual
HomeGroup ListenerHomeGroupListenerRunningManual
HomeGroup ProviderHomeGroupProviderRunningManual (Trigger Start)
Human Interface Device AccesshidservManual (Trigger Start)
Hyper-V Data Exchange ServicevmickvpexchangeManual (Trigger Start)
Hyper-V Guest Service InterfacevmicguestinterfaceManual (Trigger Start)
Hyper-V Guest Shutdown ServicevmicshutdownManual (Trigger Start)
Hyper-V Heartbeat ServicevmicheartbeatManual (Trigger Start)
Hyper-V Remote Destop Virtualization ServicevmicrdvManual (Trigger Start)
Hyper-V Time Synchronization ServicevmictimesyncManual (Trigger Start)
Hyper-V Volume Shadow Copy RequestorvmicvssManual (Trigger Start)
IKE and AuthIP IPsec Keying ModulesIKEEXTManual (Trigger Start)
Interactive Services DetectionUI0DetectManual
Internet Connection Sharing (ICS)SharedAccessDisabled
IP HelperiphlpsvcRunningAutomatic
IPsec Policy AgentPolicyAgentManual (Trigger Start)
KtmRm for Distributed Transaction CoordinatorKtmRmManual (Trigger Start)
Link-Layer Topology Discovery MapperlltdsvcManual
Local Session ManagerLSMRunningAutomatic
Microsoft Account Sign-in AssistantwlidsvcRunningManual (Trigger Start)
Microsoft iSCSI Initiator ServiceMSiSCSIManual
Microsoft Software Shadow Copy ProviderswprvManual
Microsoft Storage Spaces SMPsmphostManual
Multimedia Class SchedulerMMCSSRunningAutomatic
Net.Tcp Port Sharing ServiceNetTcpPortSharingDisabled
Network Access Protection AgentnapagentManual
Network Connected Devices Auto-SetupNcdAutoSetupRunningManual (Trigger Start)
Network Connection BrokerNcbServiceRunningManual (Trigger Start)
Network ConnectionsNetmanManual
Network Connectivity AssistantNcaSvcManual (Trigger Start)
Network List ServicenetprofmRunningManual
Network Location AwarenessNlaSvcRunningAutomatic
Network Store Interface ServicensiRunningAutomatic
Offline FilesCscServiceManual (Trigger Start)
Optimize drivesdefragsvcManual
Peer Name Resolution ProtocolPNRPsvcRunningManual
Peer Networking Groupingp2psvcRunningManual
Peer Networking Identity Managerp2pimsvcRunningManual
Performance Counter DLL HostPerfHostManual
Performance Logs & AlertsplaManual
Plug and PlayPlugPlayRunningManual
PNRP Machine Name Publication ServicePNRPAutoRegManual
Portable Device Enumerator ServiceWPDBusEnumRunningManual (Trigger Start)
Print SpoolerSpoolerRunningAutomatic
Printer Extensions and NotificationsPrintNotifyManual
Problem Reports and Solutions Control Panel SupportwercplsupportManual
Program Compatibility Assistant ServicePcaSvcRunningAutomatic
Quality Windows Audio Video ExperienceQWAVEManual
Remote Access Auto Connection ManagerRasAutoManual
Remote Access Connection ManagerRasManManual
Remote Desktop ConfigurationSessionEnvManual
Remote Desktop ServicesTermServiceManual
Remote Desktop Services UserMode Port RedirectorUmRdpServiceManual
Remote Procedure Call (RPC)RpcSsRunningAutomatic
Remote Procedure Call (RPC) LocatorRpcLocatorManual
Remote RegistryRemoteRegistryDisabled
Routing and Remote AccessRemoteAccessDisabled
RPC Endpoint MapperRpcEptMapperRunningAutomatic
Secondary LogonseclogonManual
Secure Socket Tunneling Protocol ServiceSstpSvcManual
Security Accounts ManagerSamSsRunningAutomatic
Security CenterwscsvcAutomatic (Delayed Start)
Sensor Monitoring ServiceSensrSvcManual (Trigger Start)
Shell Hardware DetectionShellHWDetectionRunningAutomatic
Smart CardSCardSvrDisabled
Smart Card Removal PolicySCPolicySvcManual
Software ProtectionsppsvcAutomatic (Delayed Start, Trigger Start)
Spot VerifiersvsvcManual (Trigger Start)
SSDP DiscoverySSDPSRVRunningManual
Still Image Acquisition EventsWiaRpcManual
Storage ServiceStorSvcManual (Trigger Start)
System Event Notification ServiceSENSRunningAutomatic
System Events BrokerSystemEventsBrokerRunningManual (Trigger Start)
Task SchedulerScheduleRunningAutomatic
TCP/IP NetBIOS HelperlmhostsRunningAutomatic (Trigger Start)
Thread Ordering ServerTHREADORDERManual
Time BrokerTimeBrokerRunningManual (Trigger Start)
Touch Keyboard and Handwriting Panel ServiceTabletInputServiceManual (Trigger Start)
UPnP Device HostupnphostManual
User Profile ServiceProfSvcRunningAutomatic
Virtual DiskvdsManual
Volume Shadow CopyVSSRunningManual
WebClientWebClientManual (Trigger Start)
Windows All-User Install AgentAllUserInstallAgentManual (Trigger Start)
Windows AudioAudioSrvRunningAutomatic
Windows Audio Endpoint BuilderAudioEndpointBuilderRunningAutomatic
Windows BackupSDRSVCManual
Windows Biometric ServiceWbioSrvcManual
Windows Color SystemWcsPlugInServiceManual
Windows Connect Now – Config RegistrarwcncsvcManual
Windows Connection ManagerWcmsvcRunningAutomatic (Trigger Start)
Windows Defender Network Inspection ServiceWdNisSvcRunningManual
Windows Defender ServiceWinDefendRunningAutomatic (Trigger Start)
Windows Driver Foundation – User-mode Driver FrameworkwudfsvcRunningManual (Trigger Start)
Windows Encryption Provider Host ServiceWEPHOSTSVCManual (Trigger Start)
Windows Error Reporting ServiceWerSvcManual (Trigger Start)
Windows Event CollectorWecsvcManual
Windows Event LogEventLogRunningAutomatic
Windows FirewallMpsSvcRunningAutomatic
Windows Font Cache ServiceFontCacheRunningAutomatic
Windows Image Acquisition (WIA)StiSvcManual
Windows InstallermsiserverManual
Windows Management InstrumentationWinmgmtRunningAutomatic
Windows Media Player Network Sharing ServiceWMPNetworkSvcAutomatic (Delayed Start)
Windows Modules InstallerTrustedInstallerManual
Windows Presentation Foundation Font Cache
Windows Remote Management (WS-Management)WinRMManual
Windows SearchWSearchRunningAutomatic (Delayed Start)
Windows Store Service (WSService)WSServiceManual (Trigger Start)
Windows TimeW32TimeManual (Trigger Start)
Windows UpdatewuauservManual (Trigger Start)
WinHTTP Web Proxy Auto-Discovery ServiceWinHttpAutoProxySvcRunningManual
Wired AutoConfigdot3svcManual
WLAN AutoConfigWlansvcManual
WMI Performance AdapterwmiApSrvManual
Work Folders ServiceworkfolderssvcRunningManual
WWAN AutoConfigWwanSvcManual

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. 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.


  1. 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?


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