Windows 7 Services

TCP/IP Protocol Driver - Windows 7 Service

TCP/IP Protocol Driver.

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

Startup Type

Windows 7 edition without SP SP1
Starter Boot Boot
Home Basic Boot Boot
Home Premium Boot Boot
Professional Boot Boot
Ultimate Boot Boot
Enterprise Boot Boot

Default Properties

Display name:TCP/IP Protocol Driver
Service name:Tcpip
Error control:normal

Default Behavior

is a kernel driver. If the TCP/IP Protocol 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 Tcpip service has failed to start.


If the TCP/IP Protocol Driver is stopped, the following services will not start and initialize:

Restore Default Startup Type of TCP/IP Protocol Driver

Automated Restore

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

2. Save the RestoreTCPIPProtocolDriverWindows7.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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