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What is the Plug and Play (PlugPlay) service?

What does the Plug and Play (PlugPlay) service do?

The Plug and Play (PlugPlay) service gives your computer the ability to recognize new hardware and automatically install and configure drivers it needs to use the device.

Plug and Play (PlugPlay) service details

Does my computer need the Plug and Play (PlugPlay) service?

Your computer does need the PlugPlay service to run. If Plug and Play is disabled, it would be a nightmare to configure any device and make it work.

Should I disable the Plug and Play (PlugPlay) service?

First off, I have to say that it’s best to leave service optimization up to Microsoft. With that said; I would leave the PlugPlay service alone.