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Human Interface Device Service - Windows 10 Service

Activates and maintains the use of hot buttons on keyboards, remote controls, and other multimedia devices. It is recommended that you keep this service running.

This service also exists in Windows 7, 8, Vista and XP.

Startup Type

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Default Properties

Display name:Human Interface Device Service
Service name:hidserv
Type:share
Path:%WinDir%\system32\svchost.exe -k LocalSystemNetworkRestricted
File:%WinDir%\system32\hidserv.dll
Error control:normal
Object:LocalSystem
Privileges:
  • SeChangeNotifyPrivilege
  • SeCreateGlobalPrivilege
  • SeImpersonatePrivilege

Default Behavior

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

Restore Default Startup Type for Human Interface Device Service

Automated Restore

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

2. Save the RestoreHumanInterfaceDeviceServiceWindows10.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 hidserv.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.