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The most common Windows update error in Windows 10 is “Service Registration is Missing or Corrupt”. Windows Update is very useful for every system to get bug fixes.

Most computers have the updates set to automatic. If any user manually pauses the update for a while, they might undergo performance issues and security problems.

Service Registration Is Missing or Corrupt

You usually use the Windows Update Troubleshooter to solve the issues automatically. Unfortunately, the troubleshooter fails to perform and fix such errors.

You have to fix “Service Registration Is Missing or Corrupt” error on windows 10 manually. You can apply these Methods to fix the error:

1. Using the Command Prompt

The error might have occurred by corrupted system files. You can try using the commands in the command prompt and check if the errors are fixed.

Using the Command Prompt

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Follow these steps:

  1. Open Command Prompt
  2. Type SFC /scannow and press Enter
  3. This process may take a while. Following this, the corrupted system files will be identified and fixed.

2. To Check on Windows Update Related Services

You can check if your Windows 10 update services are functioning as expected. To check the windows update service, Follow the steps below:

    • Hold Win + R (Windows and R key) together. A Run icon will open.
    • In the run box, type Services.msc. Click OK.
    • Double-click on windows updates to open Windows Update Properties
    • Put “Startup Type” to Automatic and Click on Apply

To Check on Windows Update Related Services

  • Press Start under Service Status and click on Apply
  • After modifying the properties, repeat the same steps for:

Background Intelligent Transfer Service

Cryptographic Service

  • Restart your system and make sure you have an active internet connection for the changes to happen. Open the Windows update again and see if the error message is fixed.

3. To Disable the Windows Firewall

The Windows firewall monitors the incoming and outgoing data through the internet. If you haven’t updated your system for too long, it may give you problems. To disable the Windows Firewall, do the following:

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  1. Open Control Panel.
  2. Click Windows Firewall
  3. Select Turn Windows Firewall on or Off, in the left pane.
  4. Select the Turn Off Windows Firewall (not recommended). Click

To Disable the Windows Firewall

4. Running System File Checker

System file checker (SFC) allows the users to scan corrupt files in your computer. Microsoft Windows has this tool since Windows 98. It is an efficient tool to rectify the problem and see if any issue is due to the corrupt files.

You will get any of these three responses while running SFC:

  1. ‘Windows didn’t find any integrity violations’.
  2. ‘Windows Resources Protection found corrupt files but was unable to fix some of them’.
  3. ‘Windows Resource Protection found corrupt files and repaired them’.

If you function on any of the error using the above methods, restart and check if your system starts working normally.

5. Disable Antivirus Software

If there is any antivirus software installed your system, turn them off for now and see if the problem is solved.

Hope the above methods help you to fix the errors.

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