Windows 10 Services

Device Install Service - Windows 10 Service

Enables a computer to recognize and adapt to hardware changes with little or no user input. Stopping or disabling this service will result in system instability.

This service also exists in Windows 8.

Startup Type

Windows 10 version Home Pro Education Enterprise
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Default Properties

Display name:Device Install Service
Service name:DeviceInstall
Path:%WinDir%\system32\svchost.exe -k DcomLaunch -p
Error control:normal
  • SeTcbPrivilege
  • SeSecurityPrivilege
  • SeAssignPrimaryTokenPrivilege
  • SeTakeOwnershipPrivilege
  • SeLoadDriverPrivilege
  • SeBackupPrivilege
  • SeRestorePrivilege
  • SeImpersonatePrivilege
  • SeAuditPrivilege
  • SeChangeNotifyPrivilege
  • SeUndockPrivilege
  • SeDebugPrivilege
  • SeShutdownPrivilege

Default Behavior

The Device Install Service is running as LocalSystem in a shared process of svchost.exe. Other services might run in the same process. If Device Install Service fails to start, the error is logged. Windows 10 startup proceeds, but a message box is displayed informing you that the DeviceInstall service has failed to start.

Restore Default Startup Type for Device Install Service

Automated Restore

1. Select your Windows 10 edition and release, and then click on the Download button below.

2. Save the RestoreDeviceInstallServiceWindows10.bat file to any folder on your hard drive.

3. Right-click the downloaded batch file and select Run as administrator.

4. Restart the computer to save changes.

Note. Make sure that the umpnpmgr.dll file exists in the %WinDir%\system32 folder. If this file is missing you can try to restore it from your Windows 10 installation media.