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2 Ways to Fix Background Intelligent Transfer Service Not Listed in Windows 7

Background Intelligent Transfer Service (BITS) is mostly used to transfer downloads or uploads files between a client and server and to provide progress information. If you find Windows 7 Background Intelligent Transfer service missing, it’s less likely to download Windows Update on your local computer, so here are 2 ways you can refer to when BITS service disappeared from Windows 7.

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Way 1: Re-registered BITS Service

If you find Windows 7 BITS missing from Services or BITS service disabled, the first thing you can do is to create the BITS service using Command Prompt and re-register it following below steps.

1. Type CMD on search box and right click to choose Run as administrator.

run command prompt as admin

2. Put below command into dialogue. If you can, try to copy and paste it as there is a space after “=”. You will need the space otherwise this command won’t work.

sc create BITS binpath= “c:\windows\system32\svchost.exe -k netsvcs” start= delayed-auto

type bits binpath on command prompt

3. Once BITC is reinstalled, go to Windows Services list to see if the problem BITS not showing up in Services has been resolved. Then run BITS to make sure it’s registered properly. If not, keep going.

4. Open Notepad and copy below information for Windows 7. Save as bits.bat. Then choose All Files from Save as type box.


modify bits related registry files for windows 7

5. Right click the BAT file and run as admin. Then restart your PC and see whether you can download Windows Updates now. As expected, Background Intelligent Transfer Service not listed in Services Windows 7 error can be fixed.

Way 2: System Restore to Rollback Settings

If BITS service is recently deleted from your Windows 7 computer, you can also try System Restore Utility to rollback to previous state before BITS and Windows Update service missing problem occurred.

1. Click Start > All Programs > Accessories > System Tools > System Restore accordingly.

launch system restore utility to fix bits service missing

2. Provide Administrator credentials if asked. Click Choose a different restore point and then hit Next.

 restore windows 7 files and settings from restore point

3. Select the data and time according to the description and then restore your computer to previous normal state.

restore computer to the state before bits missing from windows 7

After that, Windows system files, programs, registry files and other exe.files will be refreshed. You can then check for updates to see if the issue BITS not in Services Windows 7 has been settled.

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