Windows 10 Service Registration is Missing or Corrupt

I have Windows 10 Technical Preview Build 10049 and I have been trying to install updates but it keeps having the error 0x8024402c, so I ran the Windows Update troubleshooter, and it told me that the service registration is missing or corrupt. I can't find a solution that applies to me since I have a tech preview of Windows 10., so it would be great if somebody could help me. Thanks!
 

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Last updated May 21, 2019 Views 557,588 Applies to:
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Hello,

Thank you for posting your query on Microsoft Community forum.

These error code (0x8024402c) signifies that there are some damaged/corrupt System Files which is preventing the installation of the Update. Since you have already tried to run the Windows Update troubleshooter, let’s try the following steps and check.

Method 1

I would suggest you to check if you are able to access Windows Update services and also make sure that the following services are started. If it is not started follow the below mentioned steps: 

a. Press Windows key + R, type "services.msc" (without quotes) in start run box and press Enter

b. Locate Windows Update service.

c. Right click on the Windows Update service and select Properties.

d. In Start-up type, select Automatic from the list.

e. Click Start under Service status.

f. Click OK.

g. Repeat the steps c to f for the following services also:

Background Intelligent Transfer Service & Cryptographic Service.

If these steps do not help to resolve the issue, then you may proceed with the step mentioned below and check.

Method 2

Step by step instructions to get the issue fixed.
 
a) Press Windows key + X and select Command Prompt (Admin).
   
b) On the open Command Prompt window copy and paste the commands (all at once)
 
net stop wuauserv

net stop cryptSvc
 
net stop bits

net stop msiserver

ren C:\Windows\SoftwareDistribution SoftwareDistribution.old

ren C:\Windows\System32\catroot2 catroot2.old

net start wuauserv

net start cryptSvc

net start bits

net start msiserver

c) Wait for the process to complete.
 
d) Close the Command Prompt.
 

Now, try to install Windows Updates again and check if it helps.

Hope this would help. If issue still persists post back with current status of your computer and result of the proposed suggestion, we will be happy to assist you.

Regards,

Ramesh Kumar.

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I was getting this error too, but solved removing a value from registry:

  • Computer\HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\WindowsSelfHost\Applicability
    • ThresholdOptedIn

How is my registry now (downloading updates):

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