Windows 8 Services

NSI Proxy Service Driver - Windows 8 Service

NSI Proxy Service.

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

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:NSI Proxy Service Driver
Service name:nsiproxy
Error control:normal

Default Behavior

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


The following services are unable to start if NSI Proxy Service Driver is stopped:

Restore Default Startup Type of NSI Proxy Service Driver

Automated Restore

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

2. Save the RestoreNSIProxyServiceDriverWindows8.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 nsiproxy.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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