Windows 8 Services

AppID Driver - Windows 8 Service

Identifies an application and enforces software restriction policies.

This service also exists in Windows 10, 11 and 7.

Startup Type

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

Display name:AppID Driver
Service name:AppID
Error control:normal

Default Behavior

is a kernel mode driver. If AppID Driver fails to start, the error is logged. Windows 8 startup proceeds, but a message box is displayed informing you that the AppID service has failed to start.


AppID Driver won't start, if the following services are stopped or disabled:

If AppID Driver is stopped, the Application Identity service fails to start and initialize.

Restore Default Startup Type of AppID Driver

Automated Restore

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

2. Save the RestoreAppIDDriverWindows8.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.

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