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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31 thoughts on “Miscellaneous Registry Fixes for Windows (All versions)”
Fantastic, your fix finally allowed me to install itunes on Windows 7.
Ramesh , your “Windows Security Center Service missing after Malware attack” reg worked perfectly. Thanks for your post! Spent forever searching for a fix.
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.
Error 1719 Windows Installer Service Could Not be Accessed, when installing applications.
Windows Installer Service missing
Are magical! Thank you.
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?
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.
Thank You!! My forehead is no longer bloody! # 14 worked so far so good
#1 fixed my windows 7 installer problems… Tried everything else before, nothing worked.
This worked!!! Use with confidence. Thank’s for this… Adrian
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.
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!!!!!
Ran number 14 then had to run the MS fixit for updates but saved me from doing a reinstall!
Bookmarking this site for sure.
Restore Missing BITS (Background Intelligent Transfer Service) from Services MMC
Works great Thank you so much
Hi – thank you so much for sending the link. I downloaded #14 as you said and it seems to fix the problem.
Brilliant thank you! Fixed a problem I’ve been trying to resolve since july last year!!!
Would you be able to share any more Windows 7/8 services registry fixes please?
Network Location Awareness
Network List Service
Network Store Interface Service
And any others that may be affected by malware.
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.
Restore Missing BITS (Background Intelligent Transfer Service). Found this site. Took a chance and downloaded the executable fix. It worked. Faith in humanity restored.
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.
#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.
Thank you! I used solution 2 and it worked great, so easy! I just had to restart after the install was done. Thanks again.
Thanks for #14. Easiest fix ever!
Outstanding ! it fixed “The open with error” that I had for two weeks and couldnt find anything to make it work.
Restore Missing Base Filtering Engine Service (BFE) to Services MMC: I need this for WindowsXP, please.
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.
#12 worked great for a persistent and obscure problem. Thanks!
this is great fixed my problems perfect
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
How do run the .reg file. Don’t see any instructions re #14 BITS
@David: You’d like to check out this How to use .REG files (Registration Entries) in Windows?
#2, #20, All works on Windows 7 x86 for Defender and Update. Thank you, sir.