Methods to Fix ‘Class Not Registered’ Error on Windows 10

delete ‘Class Not Registered’ Error in Windows 10 Are you getting “Class not registered” error when trying to run any application on Windows10? If your answer is yes then you are at the right place. In this blog you will learn how to fix class not registered error on Windows 10. This error can affect almost any apps installed on Windows 10 PC or laptop. You may face error when try to run Google Chrome, but Google Chrome  isn’t the only application affected by this issue.

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How to solve “Class not registered” on Windows 10

Fix 1 – Disable or turn off iCloud on Windows 10

This issue can happens because of iCloud, so to fix it you have to iCloud .

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Step 1: Open task manager by pressing Ctrl + Shift + Esc.

Step 2: Find iCloud, and right click it and select End Task.1

Along with, you can also disable iCloud from booting up by using Task Manager.

Step 1: Navigate to the Startup tab of task manager Window.

Step 2: Find iCould, right click it and select Disable.

Fix 2 – Re-register ExplorerFrame.dll file

If Internet Explorer is crashing with the error message “Class not registered” then you should try the given steps to fix it:

Step 1: Open the Command Prompt with administrator privilege.3

Step 2: At the Command Prompt Window, paste the below given code and hit Enter to run it:

regsvr32 ExplorerFrame.dll


Fix  3 – Run Component Services

To execute Component Services apply the below given steps:

Step 1: Press Windows Key + R to open the run dialogue box and type dcomcnfg.

Hit Enter or click OK to run it.


Step 2: You will see “Component Services window”, navigate to the Component Services > Computers > My Computer.

Step 3: Double click DCOM Config.6

Step 4: Some warning messages will appear just click Yes.

Step 5: After it close the Component Services and reboot your computer.

How to fix “Class not registered” error in Edge

Fix 1 – Set Edge / Internet Explorer as default Internet browser

You may also get “Class not registered” error when searching the web using Cortana, to get rid of this you must have to set Edge as a default web browser. Apply the below given steps to do that:

Step 1: Open search box by pressing Windows Key + S, type Default Programs. From the list of results select Default Programs.6

Step 2: You will get “Default Programs window”, choose set your default programs.

Step 3: From the listing present at the left side, find Microsoft Edge and click it. After it, click Set this program as default.

Step 4: Click OK to save the changes.

Fix 2 – Make sure that Internet Explorer ETW Collector Service is running

If you’re having this issue with these web browsers then try the following:

Step 1: Open the search box by pressing Windows Key + S and type Services.

Select Services from the list of results.7

Step 2: From the list of services find Internet Explorer ETW Collector Service, right click it and select Start.8

All the above given solutions are very effective, it is recommended that apply them carefully.

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2 thoughts on “Methods to Fix ‘Class Not Registered’ Error on Windows 10

  1. Hello there, I’m still unable to fix this issue. This occurs when I try to open any image saved on my Dell laptop. Any help will be appreciated.

    1. Hii, you can apply the below given tricks to get rid of this issue,

      Right click on any image  select Open with  Select another app  Select Windows Photo Viewer from the list. If you want to open photos only with the Windows Photo Viewer then select Always use this app to open .jpg files Click OK.

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