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Microsoft Bluetooth HID Miniport - Windows 8 Service

Bluetooth Miniport Driver for HID Devices by Microsoft Corporation.

This service also exists in Windows 10, 7 and Vista.

Startup Type

Windows 8 edition Windows 8 Windows 8.1 Windows 8.1 Update 1
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Default Properties

Display name:Microsoft Bluetooth HID Miniport
Service name:HidBth
Type:kernel
Path:%WinDir%\System32\drivers\hidbth.sys
Error control:ignore
Group:extended base

Default Behavior

The Microsoft Bluetooth HID Miniport service is a kernel mode driver. If Microsoft Bluetooth HID Miniport fails to load or initialize, Windows 8 start up proceeds. No warning is displayed, but the error is recorded into the Event Log.

Restore Default Startup Type for Microsoft Bluetooth HID Miniport

Automated Restore

1. Select your Windows 8 release and edition, and then click on the Download button below.

2. Save the RestoreMicrosoftBluetoothHIDMiniportWindows8.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.

Note. Make sure that the hidbth.sys file exists in the %WinDir%\System32\drivers folder. If this file is missing you can try to restore it from your Windows 8 installation media.