Contains Processor and other policies.
This service also exists in Windows 8.
|Windows 7 edition||without SP||SP1|
|Display name:||Hardware Policy Driver|
The Hardware Policy Driver service is a kernel driver. If the Hardware Policy 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 hwpolicy service has failed to start.
1. Select your Windows 7 edition and Service Pack, and then click on the Download button below.
2. Save the RestoreHardwarePolicyDriverWindows7.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
hwpolicy.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.