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Windows 7: Windows Update: Service Registration Is Missing or Corrupt

12 Jul 2015   #11
Jesse Williams

Windows 10 Home 64-bit

Thanks, marsmimar for your help.

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12 Jul 2015   #12

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You're welcome, Jesse.
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29 Jun 2016   #13

Windows 10, Windows 7
Fix Service registration is missing or corrupt Windows 10 or 7 Error

The Service registration is missing or corrupt error is faced by a lot of Windows users in the past and many users are still facing it in the latest Windows 10 operating system.

With Service registration is missing or corrupt Windows 10 or Windows 7 error, you will see that your Windows 10 or Windows 7 computer is not being updated and you are not able to install applications on it. And when you run Windows Updates troubleshooter to detect all the missing or corrupt files on your Windows 10 computer, you might see an error like:

"Service registration is missing or corrupt (Not fixed)"

The main reason of experiencing this error is because of the incomplete or missing registry files which are present on your computer. You can take help of Windows update troubleshooter but the chances to fix this issue are pretty rare.

But don't worry, you can follow these methods in order to get rid from this Service registration is missing or corrupt Windows 10 error:

Solution No. 1: Start Windows Update Related Services
  • Open Run dialog box by pressing Windows + R keys together and type services.msc[/B] in it then press Enter.
  • Search for Windows Update from the list of services and choose the startup type as automatic from here.
  • Next you have to click on Start option if it was stopped by default.
  • Select Apply and click on OK option.
  • Now search for Background Intelligent Transfer Service and Cryptographic Service.
  • Repeat all the previous steps to start them and then reboot your computer.

Solution No. 2: Run Windows Update Commands
  • Open command prompt as administrator in Windows 10.
  • Now copy the below mentioned commands one by one and simply paste it in Windows command prompt then hit enter. Now, all the work will be done automatically:

net stop wuauserv

net stop cryptSvc

net stop bits

net stop msiserver

ren C:\Windows\SoftwareDistribution SoftwareDistribution.old

ren C:\Windows\System32\catroot2 catroot2.old

net start wuauserv

net start cryptSvc

net start bits

net start msiserver

  • Once entire commands is excuted successfully, wait for some seconds and close the command prompt then reboot your system.

Solution No. 3: Run System File Checker (SFC)

  • Open command prompt with admin rights on your system.
  • Once command prompt is opened, enter sfc /scannow and hit Enter key.
  • It might take a few minutes to complete the entire process.
  • All the corrupted files which are stored on your computer will get fixed.
  • Open Windows update troubleshooter and check Service registration is missing or corrupt is fixed or not.

Important note: If any of these solution doesn't fix Service registration is missing or corrupt error then you can simply Reset Windows 10 System without deleting any files.

I hope this methods help you.
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