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Browser Support Driver - Windows 7 Service

Implements the kernel datagram receiver for the computer browser browser service.

This service also exists in Windows 10, 8 and Vista.

Startup Type

Windows 7 edition without SP SP1
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Default Properties

Display name:Browser Support Driver
Service name:bowser
Type:filesys
Path:%WinDir%\system32\DRIVERS\bowser.sys
Error control:normal
Group:Network

Default Behavior

The Browser Support Driver service is a file system driver. If the Browser Support Driver fails to load or initialize, the error is recorded into the Event Log. Windows 7 startup should proceed, but a message box is displayed informing you that the bowser service has failed to start.

Dependencies

If the Browser Support Driver is stopped, the Workstation fails to start and initialize.

Restore Default Startup Type for Browser Support Driver

Automated Restore

1. Select your Windows 7 edition and Service Pack, and then click on the Download button below.

2. Save the RestoreBrowserSupportDriverWindows7.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 bowser.sys file exists in the %WinDir%\system32\DRIVERS folder. If this file is missing you can try to restore it from your Windows 7 installation media.