Windows 10 is a completely reliable platform and can run properly without any exception. Regular updates for the OS are propagated consistently, to keep-up good aspects in terms of security and user experience.
Hence as a smart user, you might probably install all the available updates to your PC; in order to exploit the new features. Unluckily, troubles while installing those upgrades are very much prone.
Keeping this in mind, Microsoft has provided a special tool, called the Windows Update Troubleshooter. It is specifically deployed for fixing this kind of Windows 10 update issues.
However, there is one error in the Windows 10, which even the Troubleshooter is unable to fix. Well, it’s the “Service registration is missing or corrupt” error. So, let’s see how to fix it manually.
There are various methods that can potentially work as a resolution. You can try them one by one, to arrive at the one that works for you.
The error can be caused by corrupted system files, so use Command Prompt (Admin) to scan your PC. To do this, follow these steps.
Making sure that the Windows Update related services are running properly without any problem; can also serve as an effective solution for the Windows 10 update issues of this kind.
If the services don't run properly and are stopped, unfortunately, then follow these steps to have them up and running.
That’s it! Repeat the same steps for Background Intelligent Transfer Service and Cryptographic service. Now, install the Windows update again, if the error still persists, move on to the next method.
For this issue, you may suppose to remove certain values from the Registry. Keep in mind, while removing these values from the registry, certain issues may set off in your operating system.
So, before trying out this method you’ll have to take a backup of your registry. Let’s go to the steps for it.
Just like the Method-1, get into the Command prompt (Admin) and type the following command, one by one and hit “Enter”.
That’s it, check whether the issues dig up.
Creating a new user account can also help to get rid of this problem.
If you’re facing problems, while updating the Windows Store apps, then reset the Windows Store Cache, using the “WSReset” command. This utility will fix your problem with the Windows Store.
In some cases, even this might fix the issue; don’t hesitate to try this. For this, open the “Run” dialogue box (Win + R) and type “wsreset.exe” and click “Ok”. Wait for while until the process gets completed.
From the Command Prompt (Admin) stop the Windows Update Service by typing the “stop wuauserv”. Then, type “wuauclt /detectnow” for troubleshooting the PC and for downloading the necessary updates.
This can also rectify the said Windows 10 update issues. But, have this method as a temporary solution.
If you’ve disabled the Windows Firewall, then you should have to re-enable it, to fix this problem. For this, follow the first step, said in the Method-2, and double click on the “Windows Firewall” option.
As usual, check whether the “Start type” is set to Automatic. Then click the “Stop” button under the Service status section. Then, again click the “Start” button to restart it.
That’s it! Click OK to save the changes.
In some cases, even the third-party antivirus programs can cause this issue. Particularly the McAfee antivirus is known for corrupting the files.
Turn them off temporarily and check if the issue persists. If it resolves the problem, re-enable the antivirus software again.
Follow the first step from the Method-3 to start Registry Editor. Then navigate to this path in the left pane -
Now, you can find the EditionID and ProductName in the right pane of the Window. Make sure that the editionID and Productname are same as the version of the Window 10 PC that you’re using now.
If you emphasize on the message “Service registration is missing or corrupted” in your PC; then it clearly indicates that all your files and data might get corrupted. So, without any further ado, you can just try these methods to fix the issue. Hope, the methods will help you to fix the error.