Windows 7 Services

Browser Support Driver - Windows 7 Service

Implements the kernel datagram receiver for the computer browser browser service.

This service also exists in Windows 10, 11, 8 and Vista.

Startup Type

Windows 7 edition without SP SP1
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Default Properties

Display name:Browser Support Driver
Service name:bowser
Error control:normal

Default Behavior

is a file system driver. If the Browser Support 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 bowser service has failed to start.


If the Browser Support Driver is stopped, the Workstation fails to start and initialize.

Restore Default Startup Type of Browser Support Driver

Automated Restore

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

2. Save the RestoreBrowserSupportDriverWindows7.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.

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