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How to Start/Stop Windows Driver Foundation - User-mode Driver
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Service name: wudfsvc

Display name: Windows Driver Foundation - User-mode Driver Framework


Description:

Creates and manages user-mode driver processes. This service cannot be stopped.


Path to executable:

C:\Windows\system32\svchost.exe -k LocalSystemNetworkRestricted

CMD:
This method shows you how to Start/Stop Windows Driver Foundation - User-mode Driver Framework service from Command Prompt

Please perform the following steps:

Please go to Start and click on the Search programs and files

Type cmd, right click on cmd icon under the Programs and click on Run as administrator

Please confirm User Account Control pop-up

Please select, right and copy a registry key from below, then right click on command prompt window, select Paste and press Enter


To Start Windows Driver Foundation - User-mode Driver Framework service:

net start wudfsvc


Note: You can’t start a service if Startup type is on Disabled.


To Stop Windows Driver Foundation - User-mode Driver Framework service:

net stop wudfsvc


To change Startup type:

Automatic:

REG add "HKLM\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\services\wudfsvc" /v Start /t REG_DWORD /d 2 /f

Manual:

REG add "HKLM\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\services\wudfsvc" /v Start /t REG_DWORD /d 3 /f

Disabled:

REG add "HKLM\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\services\wudfsvc" /v Start /t REG_DWORD /d 4 /f

Automatic (Delayed Start):

REG add "HKLM\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\services\wudfsvc" /v Start /t REG_DWORD /d 2 /f


Note: When you change to Automatic (Delayed Start) a new key DelayedAutostart is created with value 1.

REG add "HKLM\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\services\wudfsvc" /v DelayedAutostart /t REG_DWORD /d 1 /f


When you change to Automatic from Automatic (Delayed Start), DelayedAutostart change value to 0.

REG add "HKLM\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\services\wudfsvc" /v DelayedAutostart /t REG_DWORD /d 0 /f

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