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Microcode Update Driver - Windows XP Service

Update Driver by Microsoft Corporation.

This service exists in Windows XP only.

Startup Type

Windows XP edition without SP SP1 SP2 SP3
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Default Properties

Display name:Microcode Update Driver
Service name:Update
Type:kernel
Path:%WinDir%\system32\DRIVERS\update.sys
Error control:normal

Default Behavior

The Microcode Update Driver service is a kernel driver. If the Microcode Update Driver fails to load or initialize, the error is recorded into the Event Log. Windows XP startup should proceed, but a message box is displayed informing you that the Update service has failed to start.

Restore Default Startup Type for Microcode Update Driver

Automated Restore

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

2. Save the RestoreMicrocodeUpdateDriverWindowsXP.bat file to any folder on your hard drive.

3. Run the downloaded batch file.

4. Restart the computer to save changes.

Note. Make sure that the update.sys file exists in the %WinDir%\system32\DRIVERS folder. If this file is missing you can try to restore it from your Windows XP installation media.