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TCP/IP Registry Compatibility - Windows Vista Service

Provides compatibility for legacy applications which interact with TCP/IP through the registry. If this service is stopped, certain applications may have impaired functionality.

This service also exists in Windows 10, 7 and 8.

Startup Type

Windows Vista edition without SP SP1 SP2
Starter Automatic Automatic Automatic
Home Basic Automatic Automatic Automatic
Home Premium Automatic Automatic Automatic
Business Automatic Automatic Automatic
Ultimate Automatic Automatic Automatic

Default Properties

Display name:TCP/IP Registry Compatibility
Service name:tcpipreg
Type:kernel
Path:%WinDir%\System32\drivers\tcpipreg.sys
Error control:normal

Default Behavior

TCP/IP Registry Compatibility is a kernel mode driver. If TCP/IP Registry Compatibility fails to start, the error is recorded into the Event Log. Windows Vista startup proceeds, but a message box is displayed informing you that the tcpipreg service has failed to start.

Dependencies

TCP/IP Registry Compatibility will not start, if the TCP/IP Protocol Driver service is stopped or disabled.

Restore Default Startup Type for TCP/IP Registry Compatibility

Automated Restore

1. Select your Windows Vista edition and Service Pack, and then click on the Download button below.

2. Save the RestoreTCPIPRegistryCompatibilityWindowsVista.bat file to any folder on your hard drive.

3. Right-click the downloaded batch file and select Run as administrator.

4. Restart the computer to save changes.

Note. Make sure that the tcpipreg.sys file exists in the %WinDir%\System32\drivers folder. If this file is missing you can try to restore it from your Windows Vista installation media.