Windows 8 Services

NetBT - Windows 8 Service

This service implements NetBios over TCP/IP.

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

Startup Type

Windows 8 edition Windows 8 Windows 8.1 Windows 8.1 Update 1
Core System System System
Pro System System System
Enterprise System System System

Default Properties

Display name:NetBT
Service name:NetBT
Error control:normal

Default Behavior

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


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

If NetBT is stopped, the TCP/IP NetBIOS Helper service fails to start and initialize.

Restore Default Startup Type of NetBT

Automated Restore

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

2. Save the RestoreNetBTWindows8.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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