Windows 10 Print Spooler error

I installed Windows 10 yesterday, and cannot start my print spooler, error message 1068. After troubleshooting, I have discovered that I am missing my http service. How does one reinstall the missing service? Thank you!
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Found the solution to my Print Spooler error after Windows 10 upgrade: "Windows could not start the Print Spooler service on the local computer. Error 1068: The dependency service or group failed to start." 

Thanks to http://www.registryrecycler.com/blog/2013/12/how-to-fix-printing-error-in-windows-8-1/ for the fix. Apparently some Windows 8.1 upgrades had the same problem.

A registry change is required. Make sure you have a Registry backup before making changes.  

  • Press Windows key + R on your keyboard to open the Run box.
  • Type regedit in the Run box and hit Enter to open Registry Editor.
  • Confirm the UAC message by clicking the Yes button.
  • In the left pane of Registry Editor, expand HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE to find the key below.
  • SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Services\Spooler.
  • While the Spooler key is highlighted, navigate the right pane to allocate the value DependOnService.
  • Double click this String value to Modify the data within.
  • The value data field should contain the text saying RPCSS, followed by http in the next line.
  • Select and delete the letters http and click OK button to save your changes.
  • Leave the RPCSS part of the value data as it is written.
  • Close Windows registry and Restart your computer.

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