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Microsoft Windows Management Interface for ACPI - Windows 8 Service

Windows Management Interface for ACPI by Microsoft Corporation.

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

Startup Type

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Default Properties

Display name:Microsoft Windows Management Interface for ACPI
Service name:WmiAcpi
Type:kernel
Path:%WinDir%\System32\drivers\wmiacpi.sys
Error control:normal
Group:Extended Base

Default Behavior

The Microsoft Windows Management Interface for ACPI service is a kernel mode driver. If Microsoft Windows Management Interface for ACPI fails to start, the error is logged. Windows 8 startup proceeds, but a message box is displayed informing you that the WmiAcpi service has failed to start.

Restore Default Startup Type for Microsoft Windows Management Interface for ACPI

Automated Restore

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

2. Save the RestoreMicrosoftWindowsManagementInterfaceforACPIWindows8.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 wmiacpi.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.