Windows 8 Services

Pass-through HID to KMDF Filter Driver - Windows 8 Service

Device Filter to provide pass-through interface between HIDCLASS and KMDF.

This service also exists in Windows 10 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:Pass-through HID to KMDF Filter Driver
Service name:mshidkmdf
Error control:ignore

Default Behavior

The Pass-through HID to KMDF Filter Driver service is a kernel mode driver. If Pass-through HID to KMDF Filter Driver fails to load or initialize, Windows 8 start up proceeds. No warning is displayed, but the error is recorded into the Event Log.

Restore Default Startup Type of Pass-through HID to KMDF Filter Driver

Automated Restore

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

2. Save the RestorePassthroughHIDtoKMDFFilterDriverWindows8.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 mshidkmdf.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.

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