Here is a compilation of some useful registry fixes for Windows 7/8/Vista/XP. I might add more fixes as more issues come in. If you have a specific request, please be sure to add it in the Comments section.





1Error 1719 Windows Installer Service Could Not be Accessed, when installing applications. DownloadWindows 7
2Windows Security Center Service missing after Malware attackDownloadWindows 7
3Event Log Service missing "The specified service does not exist as an installed service"DownloadWindows 7 x64
4Library (.library-ms) file association and icon missingDownloadWindows 7
5Cannot Enable the Menu bar in Internet Explorer 9 Beta (Bug)DownloadIE9 Beta
6Windows Installer Service missingDownloadWindows 7
7Fix ExplorerFrame.DLL Registration in Windows 7. Resolves various UI problems.DownloadWindows 7
8Restore Device Manager Snap-In to Computer Management ConsoleDownloadWindows 7/Vista
9Restore Missing Windows Firewall Service (MpsSvc) to Services MMCDownloadWindows 7
10Restore Missing Windows Firewall Authorization Driver (MpsDrv)DownloadWindows 7
11Restore Missing Base Filtering Engine Service (BFE) to Services MMCDownloadWindows 7
12Fix "Open With" Error "This file does not have a program associated with it"DownloadWindows 7
13Restore Missing "Details" tab to File/Folder PropertiesDownloadWindows 7
14Restore Missing BITS (Background Intelligent Transfer Service) from Services MMCDownloadWindows 7
15Fix File Association Error When Double-clicking CD or DVD driveDownloadWindows 7
16Add "Scan with Windows Defender" Option to Right-Click MenuDownloadWindows 8
17Fix Error "The Snipping Tool is not working on your computer right now"DownloadWindows 7
18Restore Missing Windows Search (WSearch) Service to Services MMCDownloadWindows 7
19Restore Missing Internet Connection Sharing (ICS/SharedAccess) to Services MMCDownloadWindows 7
20Restore Missing Windows Update Service (wuauserv) to Services MMCDownloadWindows 7
21Restore Missing Windows Modules Installer (TrustedInstaller) to Services MMCDownloadWindows 7
22Restore Missing "Default" user folderDownloadWindows 7
23Fix .MP4 thumbnail previews not generated in Windows 7DownloadWindows 7

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  1. Joe
    said this on Thursday, May 14th 2015 10:07 pm

    The first one on the list (Error 1719 Windows Installer Service Could Not be Accessed, when installing applications. ) is for win7…. will this work for vista?

  2. Tracy
    said this on Thursday, October 16th 2014 8:01 pm

    God bless you. I was able to restore the firewall on a friends computer and Microsoft Essentials was able to update as a result of your fixes…plus it didn’t take me all day by doing it manually.

  3. Johannes
    said this on Tuesday, May 27th 2014 7:51 pm

    Restore Missing Base Filtering Engine Service (BFE) to Services MMC: I need this for WindowsXP, please.

  4. said this on Friday, March 14th 2014 7:56 pm

    Outstanding ! it fixed “The open with error” that I had for two weeks and couldnt find anything to make it work.

  5. KEVIN
    said this on Saturday, November 16th 2013 4:12 am

    I am having the same problem as your #14 fix,missing BITS in the sevices list but my os is Windows XP Home Edition 32bit, any fix for XP

  6. Nick
    said this on Wednesday, October 30th 2013 3:15 am

    Thanks for #14. Easiest fix ever!

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