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Can't install Windows Update: Service Registration is Miss

  1. #1


    Posts : 23
    Windows 8.1

    Can't install Windows Update: Service Registration is Miss


    Hi, I can't update windows through the "Windows Update" program on my PC. When I search for Windows Update, and click it, nothing happens. I ran the troubleshooter and it says that "service registration is missing or corrupt".

    As a result of this I can't update my graphics driver or anything.

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  2. #2


    Posts : 22,581
    64-bit Windows 10


    Hello Jaypaul,

    Using Option Two or Option Three in the tutorial below to reset Windows Update may be able to help it work again afterwards.

    Windows Update - Reset - Windows 7 Help Forums
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  3. #3


    Posts : 23
    Windows 8.1


    Quote Originally Posted by Brink View Post
    Hello Jaypaul,

    Using Option Two or Option Three in the tutorial below to reset Windows Update may be able to help it work again afterwards.

    Windows Update - Reset - Windows 7 Help Forums
    It's better than before, now windows update opens

    It seems to get stuck on Malicious Software Removal tool for some reason...
    Last edited by Jaypaul97; 06 Dec 2014 at 22:38.
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  4. #4


    Posts : 22,581
    64-bit Windows 10


    When installing updates, it's best to only install the ones that are selected by default first, then repeat until you no longer have any updates or have to manually select them.
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  5. #5


    Posts : 23
    Windows 8.1


    I had an option to install 27ish important and 3 optional updates. I clicked the 27 important ones, but it didn't download anything. So I tried the reset thing again and restarted my PC.

    Currently it is stuck at Getting Wondows ready don't turn off your PC for several minutes.

    Okay, I'm back to the deskto.Where it's at now: windows update opens, but if I click on install important updates it doesn't download anything.
    Last edited by Jaypaul97; 06 Dec 2014 at 23:21.
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Can't install Windows Update: Service Registration is Miss
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