Fixed a bug where Windows Update Service or BITS Service was missing on Windows Service

Fixed a bug where Windows Update Service or BITS Service was missing on Windows Service

In many cases when malware attacks, it is possible that services such as Windows Update and other important services such as the Background Intelligent Transfer Service (BITS) may be vulnerable. error or be removed from the system. In these cases, Windows will not be able to check for or download new updates to the system, and if Windows is checking for updates, you will receive an error message on your screen: “Windows Update cannot currently check for updates, because the service is missing or not running. You may need to restart your computer.

When this error occurs you can see in the Windows services management window, services such as the Windows Update Service or the BITS service are not displayed on the list of installed services. So how to overcome this error, please refer to the article below the network administrator.

Fixed a bug where Windows Update Service or BITS Service was missing on Windows Service

1. Use antivirus software to scan for viruses on your system


Before following the next steps, make sure your computer is 100% removed from malware such as rootkits, malware (malware) or viruses.

2. Use the Microsoft Fix it 50202 tool

1. Download the Microsoft Fix it 50202 tool and install it.

2. Next run the tool and accept the terms and click Next.

3. Uncheck Run Aggressive options and click Next.

4. Patiently wait until the MS Fix it 50202 fixes the problem. When asked, click Close.

5. Restart your computer.

6. After the boot process finishes, try checking again for the update and see if the error still exists.

3. Reset Windows Updates Components

1. Run the Windows Update Reset tool from Microsoft (depending on the version of Windows you are using) to automatically reset the Windows Update Components.

2. On the first window, click Accept.

3. Choose Detect problems and apply the fixes for me (Recommended).

4. Wait patiently until the Fix-It tool resets the Windows Update components. Then click Open Windows Update and check for updates.

5. If the error still occurs, you follow the steps below.

4. Restore default Windows Update & BITS Services on Windows Registry

Important note:

Before proceeding with the process, you should back up the Registry in case something goes wrong.

To back up your registry, follow the steps below:

1. Press the Windows + R key combination to open the Run command.

2. On the Run command, type regedit and press Enter to open the Registry Editor.

3. On the Registry Editor, click on File => Export.

4. Specify a location (such as Desktop), then name the file (such as “RegistryUntouched”), then select the Export range is Alln and then click Save.

5. Finally close the Registry Editor window.

After backing up the Registry Editor, the next step you need to do is to restore the Windows Update Service & BITS Service Registry parameter value to its default value. To do this thing:

1. Download the WindowsXUpdateService.txt file, WindowsXBitsService.txt (depending on the version of Windows you use) and save it on your desktop for easy searching.

– Right-click each filename and select Save As:

On Windows 7: Windows7UpdateService and Windows7BitsService.

On Windows 8.1 / 8: Windows8BitsService and Windows8UpdateService.

2. Next navigate to Control Panel, open Folder Options, and on the View tab, uncheck Hide extensions for known file types and click OK.

3. Navigate to the Desktop and change the extension of the file you downloaded from .txt to .reg.

For example, you can change “Windows7UpdateService.txt” to “Windows7UpdateService.reg” and change “Windows7BitsService.txt” to “Windows7BitsService.reg”.

Double click on the file named WindowsXUpdateService.reg and merge the information file into resgistry.

If the UAC window appears, click Yes to continue.

5. Follow the same steps and merge the WindowsXBitsService.reg file into the Registry.

6. Restart your computer and check for any errors.

5. Other solutions

Run the Services Repair Tool under Admin.

Run the System File Checker (SFC) tool to repair corrupted files and services on Windows. To do this thing:

– Open the Command Prompt under Admin by:

  • Start => All Programs => Accessories
  • Right-click on Command Prompt and select “Run as administrator”.

On the Command Prompt window, enter the following command and press Enter:


Wait and do not use the computer until the SFC tool checks for and repairs the service or files on the system.

After the SFC tool finishes, restart your computer and check whether the Windows Update Service has been displayed and running.