There are a lot of errors related to Windows. One of the most popular ones is written “Windows Sockets registry entries required for network connectivity are missing”. As you probably know, Windows Sockets is a programming interface which manages incoming and outgoing network requests on Windows. Actually, the Windows Sockets or more known as Winsocks registry entries are not really missing. The most accurate words to say are corrupted or incongruent with the expectation of the system.
This error occurs after Windows security upgrade. This kind of error makes it impossible to connect to the Internet. When this kind of situation happens, every user including you must feel so bothered and want to fix the error as soon as possible. So, how to fix Windows Sockets registry entries missing on Windows 10 and get back to the Internet? Is there any way out?
The first method to fix this error is running the Network Diagnostic Troubleshooter. This one is the easy method. Apparently, Network Diagnostic Troubleshoot can help to diagnose and repair the thing related to network error message. To do this method, you have to right click the network connection in the System Tray and then click the entry of “Trouble problems”. Please follow the on screen instructions in order to complete the network diagnostics.
The second method is resetting Windows Sockets. Another simple way to fix this kind of error is resetting Windows Sockets entries using Command Prompt. To do the first step, first, you have to click Start button and type Command Prompt in the box of the search. Please right click on Command Prompt and then click on “Run as administrator”. After that, click Yes on User Account Control prompt. Lastly, type “netsh Winsock reset” in the prompt and then hit the Enter button.
The third one is removing and reinstalling TCP/IP Protocol. It is better for you to backup the full registry before reinstalling. Tod o this, first, click Start button, type “Run” to open Run window, type “regedit” and then hit Enter. Second, locate “HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\System\CurrentControlSet\Services. Third, right click and delete the entire Winsock key and the Winsock2 key. Fourth, close “regedit”. Fifth, select “Login as admin”. In the control panel pen up “Network and Sharing Center”. Sixth, right click Local Area Connection and then click Properties. Seventh, click Install which is located under “This Component Uses the Following Items” dialog box. Eighth, click Protocol and then click Add. Ninth, click Have Disk. Tenth, type “C:\windows\inf” in the “Copy Manufacture’s file from” box and then click OK. Eleventh, click Internet Protocol (TCP/IP) and then click OK. Lastly, please reboot the PC.
Another alternative is updating Network Adapter Driver to resolve the Windows Sockets registry entries. If the three methods above do not work, you can try this one. you can try the trusted drivers download and update utility Driver Talent to instally update the current network adapter driver. Whichever method you prefer, hope the error can be fixed soon.