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Microsoft Keyboard Filter - Windows 10 Service

Controls keystroke filtering and mapping.

This service also exists in Windows 8.

Startup Type

Windows 10 version Home Pro Education Enterprise
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Default Properties

Display name:Microsoft Keyboard Filter
Service name:MsKeyboardFilter
Type:share
Path:%WinDir%\system32\svchost.exe -k netsvcs -p
File:%WinDir%\System32\KeyboardFilterSvc.dll
Error control:normal
Object:LocalSystem
Privileges:
  • SeTcbPrivilege
  • SeAssignPrimaryTokenPrivilege

Default Behavior

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

Restore Default Startup Type for Microsoft Keyboard Filter

Automated Restore

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

2. Save the RestoreMicrosoftKeyboardFilterWindows10.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 KeyboardFilterSvc.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.