I have Windows Vista on my laptop and I am constantly getting that annoying error pop-up WMI Provider Host has stopped working. I searched for a solution a couple months ago and couldn’t find anything…I just searched again, 2-21-10, and found this: WMI Provider Host Stopped Working Hotfix.
Looks like Microsoft has finally come up with a Hotfix for the WMI Provider host stopped working error, but you have to send a request for the hot at the link above and here is the actual link they sent me to download the WMI Provider Host Stopped Working Hotfix.
If you don’t trust downloading from my site, this is what I typed in Google to find it: “wmi provider host” without the quotes, and it was the first result, which sent me here: support.microsoft.com/kb/935553
Funny, I just looked at the url my blog produced for this post and the number is 411…so you can get the 411 on the WMI Provider Host Has Stopped Working error you’ve been getting on your Windows Vista machine.
I tried the hotfix that I downloaded and it said: “This Hotfix Does not Apply To Your Machine”, so back to the drawing board! Maybe it’ll work for you though…doesn’t hurt to try.
It just occurred to me that this “hotfix” may be a way for Microsoft to to tell if you’re running a bootleg copy of Windows on your machine, so download use at your own risk.