"Plug and Play - umpnpmgr.dll" Service on Windows 8

Q

What is "Plug and Play" in my Windows 8 service list? And how is "Plug and Play" service related to umpnpmgr.dll?

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A

"Plug and Play" is a Windows 8 service that "Enables a computer to recognize and adapt to hardware changes with little or no user input. Stopping or disabling this service will result in system instability." "Plug and Play" service is provided by umpnpmgr.dll DLL file.

Detailed information on "Plug and Play" service:

Service name: PlugPlay
Display name: Plug and Play
Execution command: C:\Windows\system32\svchost.exe -k DcomLaunch
Start type: Automatic
Service status: Started
Dependencies: None

"Plug and Play" service is provided by a DLL file called: umpnpmgr.dll:

Name: umpnpmgr.dll
Location: C:\Windows\System32\umpnpmgr.dll
Description: User-mode Plug-and-Play Service
File version: 6.2.9200.16420
Size: 107,008 bytes
Modified: Thursday, ‎September ‎20, ‎2012, ‏‎2:33:04 AM

Disabling "Plug and Play" service may cause issues when running Windows 8 system.

 

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