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#1 Marinakoko17

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Posted 27 March 2013 - 07:11 AM

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After I took a bath, the "Activate Windows" notice appeared. I am using a Windows 8 Pro (Build 9200) and have a Win8 Pro key. Whenever I input a Pro key, that error appears. It only happened today, but not before.

 

Does Refreshing PC affects the Activation Key?



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Posted 27 March 2013 - 10:55 AM

Open the Run box by using the Windows key + R and enter services.msc and press the OK button. Scroll through the services till you find one called Software Proteciton. Is that set for Automatic (Delayed Start)?

Also try to start it and then enter your key again.

Finally, a refresh, may help you resolve this issue.

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Posted 27 March 2013 - 08:03 PM

Yes, it is set to Automatic (Delayed Start). I tried to start it, but gives me an error:

 

"Windows could not start the Software Protection service on Local Computer.

 

Error 5: Access is denied."

 

...If this is the case, should I refresh again and activate it?



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Posted 28 March 2013 - 09:19 AM

Refresh should fix it or we can try and fix the permissions on the service so you do not have to.

If you want to try and fix the service, go into the properties for the Software Protection service by double-clicking on its listing in the services.msc control panel. Then click on the Log On tab. Is it set to login as Network Service?

If so, do not change anything and cancel out of it.

Also please run the attached batch file and post the contents of the notepad that opens as a reply to this topic.

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Posted 28 March 2013 - 10:12 PM

Here's what I got from the .bat file you requested me to run:

 

"c:\windows\system32\sppsvc.exe NT SERVICE\TrustedInstaller:(F)

                               BUILTIN\Administrators:(RX)
                               NT AUTHORITY\SYSTEM:(RX)
                               BUILTIN\Users:(RX)
                               APPLICATION PACKAGE AUTHORITY\ALL APPLICATION PACKAGES:(RX)
 
Successfully processed 1 files; Failed processing 0 files"


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Posted 29 March 2013 - 12:41 PM

That looks good. I am going to research this further or you can try a refresh install and see how that does. If you do decide to do a refresh install, please let me know if it works.

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Posted 29 March 2013 - 07:59 PM

I did try refreshing, but it's still the same.

I tried the method enabling the administrator account and activate from there, but it's still not working.



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Posted 05 April 2013 - 06:07 PM

I am at a loss on this unfortunately.  Have you had any success on your end?



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Posted 06 April 2013 - 01:12 AM

Hi.  After a few days being driven up the wall by constant activate messages (despite having a genuine valid key purchased less than 6 months ago and used on one PC only) I have finally resolved this today by reactivating via telephone (it's actually an automated service although I believe you can also ask to speak to  someone).  Just go to Start, Run , type  'slui.exe 4' (without the inverted commas).  A few seconds later a window will pop up with a drop down menu, select your country to find the closest phone number and follow instructions.  At the end you are given a long numeric code that you enter and that's it, Windows 8 activated without a glitch.  Hope this helps someone out there.

Cheers

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Posted 08 April 2013 - 07:15 AM

Thanks rdpuk65 for sharing your solution. Hopefully it will have a similar resolution for Marinakoko17.



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Posted 08 April 2013 - 08:54 PM

For other users looking for activation options for Windows Server 2012 using Windows Powershell you can use the slmgr.vbs /ato command to attempt online activation this also works with the command prompt and with the "Run" Command.

 

The slmgr.vbs and slui.exe commands are the Same for Windows Server 2012 and Windows 8

 

These can be typed at the command prompt, in the Run box, or by searching for the application in the start menu.

slui.exe 4 Phone activation

slui.exe 3 Product key Entry 5x5 (XXXXX.XXXXXX.XXXXXX.XXXXX) 

slui.exe Displays current Activation status 

 

Corresponding slmgr commands

 

These can be run in Powershell, The command Prompt, or in the "Run" Box

slmgr.vbs /ipk (Insert product key here) allows Entry of the correct product key if not entered during installation

slmgr.vbs /dlv Displays all current software licensing information.

slmgr.vbs /ato Prompts Windows to Attempt online activation

 

If you type slmgr.vbs without the corresponding /action it will list all available actions for reference. It will also list the commands if you mistype one. 

 

Sources

 

Microsft TechNet slmgr.vbs Reference


Edited by Sneakycyber, 08 April 2013 - 08:59 PM.

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Posted 03 March 2015 - 07:08 AM

 

c:\windows\system32\sppsvc.exe APPLICATION PACKAGE AUTHORITY\ALL APPLICATION PACKAGES:(RX)
                               NT AUTHORITY\SYSTEM:(RX)
                               BUILTIN\Administrators:(RX)
                               Everyone:(F)
                               BUILTIN\Users:(RX)
                               NT SERVICE\TrustedInstaller:(F)

Successfully processed 1 files; Failed processing 0 files






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