Miscellaneous Registry Fixes for Windows (All versions)

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.





1 Error 1719 Windows Installer Service Could Not be Accessed, when installing applications. Download Windows 7
2 Windows Security Center Service missing after Malware attack Download Windows 7
3 Event Log Service missing “The specified service does not exist as an installed service” Download Windows 7 x64
4 Library (.library-ms) file association and icon missing Download Windows 7
5 Cannot Enable the Menu bar in Internet Explorer 9 Beta (Bug) Download IE9 Beta
6 Windows Installer Service missing Download Windows 7, Windows 10
7 Fix ExplorerFrame.DLL Registration in Windows 7. Resolves various UI problems. Download Windows 7
8 Restore Device Manager Snap-In to Computer Management Console Download Windows 7/Vista
9 Restore Missing Windows Firewall Service (MpsSvc) to Services MMC Download Windows 7
10 Restore Missing Windows Firewall Authorization Driver (MpsDrv) Download Windows 7
11 Restore Missing Base Filtering Engine Service (BFE) to Services MMC Download Windows 7
12 Fix “Open With” Error “This file does not have a program associated with it” Download Windows 7
13 Restore Missing “Details” tab to File/Folder Properties Download Windows 7
14 Restore Missing BITS (Background Intelligent Transfer Service) from Services MMC Download Windows 7
15 Fix File Association Error When Double-clicking CD or DVD drive Download Windows 7
16 Add “Scan with Windows Defender” Option to Right-Click Menu Download Windows 8
17 Fix Error “The Snipping Tool is not working on your computer right now” Download Windows 7
18 Restore Missing Windows Search (WSearch) Service to Services MMC Download Windows 7
19 Restore Missing Internet Connection Sharing (ICS/SharedAccess) to Services MMC Download Windows 7
20 Restore Missing Windows Update Service (wuauserv) to Services MMC Download Windows 7
21 Restore Missing Windows Modules Installer (TrustedInstaller) to Services MMC Download Windows 7
22 Restore Missing “Default” user folder Download Windows 7
23 Fix .MP4 thumbnail previews not generated in Windows 7 Download Windows 7
24 Fix Duplicate Drives (Removable) Shown in Windows 10 File Explorer left pane Download Windows 10
25 Microsoft Edge Close Tabs Warning On Exit (Enable) Download Windows 10
26 Restore missing “Multimedia Class Scheduler” to Services MMC Download Windows 7
27 Restore Missing Internet Connection Sharing (ICS/SharedAccess) to Services MMC Download Windows 10
28 Restore OneDrive Pinned Icon to the Navigation Pane Download Windows 10

Do you have a specific tweak or .reg file — e.g., a Service registration? Please let us know that in comments.

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Ramesh Srinivasan is passionate about Microsoft technologies and he has been a consecutive ten-time recipient of the Microsoft Most Valuable Professional award in the Windows Shell/Desktop Experience category, from 2003 to 2012. He loves to troubleshoot and write about Windows. Ramesh founded Winhelponline.com in 2005.

31 thoughts on “Miscellaneous Registry Fixes for Windows (All versions)”

  1. Ramesh , your “Windows Security Center Service missing after Malware attack” reg worked perfectly. Thanks for your post! Spent forever searching for a fix.

  2. Ramesh – you are a legend!

    I’ve fixed the MSI installer issue on many xp/vista machines with little hassle by installing the 4.5 MSI from microsoft, but a customer had brought me a 7 machine suffering the MSI issues, and after following various microsoft guides and advice from other forums- not to mention all the usual tricks of registery edits and reregistering the MSI server via an elevated cmd prompt – nothing had worked!

    Then I found your registery fixes, ran them and bam! Problem fixed.

    You’re website is now on my favourite list for when I get stuck in future. Thanks again.

    • I found an essential reg. File for fix problems with Msci but I don’t know how to use, download each a must downloaded part by part, or all of them in one place is a problem. So help how to download and use each after the downloading.

  3. Error 1719 Windows Installer Service Could Not be Accessed, when installing applications.


    Windows Installer Service missing

    Are magical! Thank you.

  4. Hello,
    A very good site that could save my life … on a Vista computer.
    I have to repair a Vista computer that was hit by a virus problem. Security Center and Windowsupdate no longer works. I saw that the keys of the registry have been erased. Have you the keys of the registry to repair BITS and wscsvc for Vista?
    thank you

  5. Thanks for the fixes. Good stuff.

    Suggestion – Windows defender will not run getting ”Access is denied. (Error Code 0x80070005)’ messages. If you try to start it from services you get “‘Windows could not start the Windows Defender service on Local Computer.Error 126: The specified module could not be found.'”

    Defender should be able to start, only Sophos AV installed which should be compatible (apparently). This occurred after a virus on the PC.

  6. #1 fixed my windows 7 installer problems… Tried everything else before, nothing worked.
    This worked!!! Use with confidence. Thank’s for this… Adrian

  7. Thanks a lot.I am struggling with BITS service error from last 3 months.now it is fixed.once again thanks for this great help.and also this is a very good website.

  8. OMG, you are a genius. After talking to a bunch of imbeciles and weeding through bad advice on the internet on how to fix my problem re Windows Updates not working, I came to your site and your list of fixes and it worked. Thanks so much!!!!!

  9. Would you be able to share any more Windows 7/8 services registry fixes please?

    Things like:
    Network Location Awareness
    Network Connections
    Network List Service
    Network Store Interface Service
    HomeGroup Service(s)
    Print Spooler

    And any others that may be affected by malware.

    Thanks 🙂

  10. BITS fixed a problem stopping windows update from working. Tried to resolve it through many sites including microsoft. After 18 months and several attempts you fixed in in 3 minutes.

  11. Restore Missing BITS (Background Intelligent Transfer Service). Found this site. Took a chance and downloaded the executable fix. It worked. Faith in humanity restored.

  12. Thank you very much!!!
    Downloaded #14 to fix Background Intelligent Transfer Service. I was slightly hesitant as i searched for hours for a fix with no result but it worked a dream.

  13. #14 BITS restoration worked like a charm. You have to download and open file, then restart computer. I was scared but based on positive reviews, went ahead. The author ramesh srinivasan .. I looked up and he appears ultra qualified, high integrity and intelligence; apparently with philanthopic instincts. I am extremely grateful.. he is an asset to the all mankind.

  14. 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.

  15. any ideas?
    in my laptop with Windows 7 pro just missing Windows defender not exist any more, in control panel dont have icon Windows defender
    can´t run Windows defender because is not exist any more


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