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Microsoft Infrared HID Driver - Windows 7 Service

Infrared Miniport Driver for Input Devices by Microsoft Corporation.

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:Microsoft Infrared HID Driver
Service name:HidIr
Type:kernel
Path:%WinDir%\system32\DRIVERS\hidir.sys
Error control:ignore
Group:extended base

Default Behavior

The Microsoft Infrared HID Driver service is a kernel driver. If the Microsoft Infrared HID Driver fails to load or initialize, Windows 7 start up proceeds. No warning is displayed, but the error is recorded into the Event Log.

Restore Default Startup Type for Microsoft Infrared HID Driver

Automated Restore

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

2. Save the RestoreMicrosoftInfraredHIDDriverWindows7.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 hidir.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.