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Activation error 0x80070426

    Question

  • Ok, I'm copying and pasting the following post which I made in the Windows Help forums.

    --------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------

    Ok, I bought a new Toshiba laptop last year preloaded with Vista. A week ago,
    I noticed that the control panel was no longer opening up, and nor was the
    built-in Chess Titans game, or the Personalize options by right clicking on
    the desktop. To find out what was happening, I went to "System" by clicking
    on the "Control Panel" from the link on the left once you open "My Computer".
    It says there that Windows is not activated. I go...ahhh!! this must be the
    reduced functionality mode then! I dunno what caused it, all I installed in
    the past few weeks were some Windows Updates (btw, even Windows Update
    doesn't work now). So I clicked on the "Activate Now" button, and a window
    came up saying:

    Error 0x80v070426
    The service could not be started.

    So I went to "Services", and manually started all the services that were not
    started. When I started the SL UI Notification Service, I got the following
    error message:


    -----------------------------------------------------------------
    -----------------------------------------------------------------
    An unauthorized change was made to Windows.

    You will no longer receive notifications, including those about your license
    and activation. Use the link below to find out how to fix your system.
    Error: 0x80070426
    Description:
    The service has not been started.

    ------------------------------------------------------------------
    -------------------------------------------------------------------


    And when I click on the link in the message, it takes me to the Windows
    Genuine Advantage website. There, I click to find out whether my copy of
    Windows is genuine, and it says that it is not.

    Now, I'm pretty sure that Toshiba does not pirate software, so the only
    valid explanation is that I must have installed some software on my laptop
    that is incompatible with Vista (...and boy, there are tons of those!). So I
    uninstalled pretty much everything I had installed on it the last month, and
    even used System Restore to restore it to a previous date. However, the
    System restore failed twice for some unknown reason.


    So, keeping aside the incredibly dumb and absurd policy of Microsoft to
    harass their customers by invalidating Windows the moment an incompatible
    software is installed, can somebody please suggest me a way to activate
    Vista? (I didn't know this, but it seems that I have to pay Microsoft to
    utilize their technical support to fix a problem that was created by their
    "genius" engineers and policymakers in the first place.)

    -------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------

    I forgot to say that I had installed Symantec Antivirus on my laptop. Vista told me that it had known compability issues, and blocked its driver. So after a few days, I uninstalled the software.

    A Mr. Carey Frisch instructed me to run the WGA tool and post the results here. So here they are:


    /////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////

    Diagnostic Report (1.7.0066.0):
    -----------------------------------------
    WGA Data-->
    Validation Status: Genuine
    Validation Code: 0
    Online Validation Code: 0x80070426
    Cached Validation Code: N/A, hr = 0x80070426
    Windows Product Key: *****-*****-JQMWD-2QJRJ-RJ34F
    Windows Product Key Hash: R8gPTEFMoOygFewoq/uOoWMpz68=
    Windows Product ID: 89578-OEM-7332157-00237
    Windows Product ID Type: 2
    Windows License Type: OEM SLP
    Windows OS version: 6.0.6000.2.00010300.0.0.003
    CSVLK Server: N/A
    CSVLK PID: N/A
    ID: {4308EEB2-21D2-4C03-83B4-17DC7DEF1D70}(3)
    Is Admin: Yes
    TestCab: 0x0
    WGA Version: Registered, 1.7.59.1
    Signed By: Microsoft
    Product Name: Windows Vista (TM) Home Premium
    Architecture: 0x00000000
    Build lab: 6000.vista_gdr.071009-1548
    TTS Error:
    Validation Diagnostic:
    Resolution Status: N/A

    Notifications Data-->
    Cached Result: N/A
    File Exists: No
    Version: N/A, hr = 0x80070002
    WgaTray.exe Signed By: N/A, hr = 0x80070002
    WgaLogon.dll Signed By: N/A, hr = 0x80070002

    OGA Data-->
    Office Status: 104 Unknown PID
    OGA Version: N/A, 0x80070002
    Signed By: N/A, hr = 0x80070002
    Office Diagnostics: FCEE394C-2989-80070002_77F760FE-152-80070002_7E90FEE8-175-80070002_77F760FE-152-80070002_7E90FEE8-175-80070002_025D1FF3-282-80041010_025D1FF3-170-80041010_025D1FF3-171-1_025D1FF3-434-80040154_025D1FF3-178-80040154_025D1FF3-179-2_025D1FF3-185-80070002_025D1FF3-199-3_B4D0AA8B-818-80070057

    Browser Data-->
    Proxy settings: N/A
    User Agent: Mozilla/4.0 (compatible; MSIE 7.0; Win32)
    Default Browser: C:\Program Files\Internet Explorer\iexplore.exe
    Download signed ActiveX controls: Prompt
    Download unsigned ActiveX controls: Disabled
    Run ActiveX controls and plug-ins: Allowed
    Initialize and script ActiveX controls not marked as safe: Disabled
    Allow scripting of Internet Explorer Webbrowser control: Disabled
    Active scripting: Allowed
    Script ActiveX controls marked as safe for scripting: Allowed

    File Scan Data-->

    Other data-->
    Office Details: <GenuineResults><MachineData><UGUID>{4308EEB2-21D2-4C03-83B4-17DC7DEF1D70}</UGUID><Version>1.7.0066.0</Version><OS>6.0.6000.2.00010300.0.0.003</OS><Architecture>x32</Architecture><PKey>*****-*****-*****-*****-RJ34F</PKey><PID>89578-OEM-7332157-00237</PID><PIDType>2</PIDType><SID>S-1-5-21-1980258813-2210572680-1529455469</SID><SYSTEM><Manufacturer>TOSHIBA</Manufacturer><Model>Satellite A210</Model></SYSTEM><BIOS><Manufacturer>Phoenix Technologies LTD</Manufacturer><Version>1.00   </Version><SMBIOSVersion major="2" minor="4"/><Date>20070827000000.000000+000</Date></BIOS><HWID>75303507018400FE</HWID><UserLCID>1009</UserLCID><SystemLCID>0409</SystemLCID><TimeZone>Eastern Standard Time(GMT-05:00)</TimeZone><iJoin>0</iJoin><SBID><stat>3</stat><msppid></msppid><name></name><model></model></SBID><OEM><OEMID>TOSINV</OEMID><OEMTableID>TOSINV00</OEMTableID></OEM><BRT/></MachineData><Software><Office><Result>104</Result><Products><Product GUID="{91120000-0031-0000-0000-0000000FF1CE}"><LegitResult>104</LegitResult><Name>2007 Microsoft Office system</Name><Ver>12</Ver><PidType>0</PidType></Product></Products></Office></Software></GenuineResults> 

    Spsys.log Content: 0x80070002

    ////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////



    Thursday, January 31, 2008 3:55 AM

Answers

  • Hello Thisisme1,

     

     "Online Validation Code: 0x80070426". This means that the Software Licensing Service has stopped. Vista uses this service to check itself and confirm it is Genuine. When the servise is stopped, Vista trows errors. There is no indication why the service has stopped.

     

      Carey already provided you one way to re-start the service. Below I have provided another way.

     

    If the below steps do not resolve your issue, please create a (no cost) support request at http://go.microsoft.com/fwlink/?linkid=52029 and they will provide additional help in starting the service. (Make sure to tell them what we have already had you try)

     

    If you have acces to the Start button:

    1) Click the Start button

    2) Type: cmd in the Start Search field

    3) At the top the Start window, you will see cmd.exe

    4) Right Click cmd.exe and select Run as Administrator

    5) Type: net start slsvc

     

    If you do not have access to the Start button:

    1) Click the option Access computer with reduced functionality

    2) A Browser will open, type: %windir%\system32 into the address field

    3) Find the file cmd.exe

    4) Right Click on the cmd.exe and select Run as Administrator

    5) Type: net start slsvc

     

    Thank you,

    Darin Smith

    WGA Forum Manager

    Thursday, January 31, 2008 11:22 PM
    Owner

All replies

  • There is a Support Doc: "You may be prompted to activate Windows Vista on a computer on which Windows Vista was already activated by a Volume License or OEM installation" at http://support.microsoft.com/default.aspx?scid=kb;EN-US;931573  That I believe may specific to your issue. Please follow the resolution portion of the doc.

     

      If that does not resolve your issue, please follow the steps below. If the first set of steps does not resolve, move on to the next set of steps.

     

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    Step set #1

     

    (If you access to the start button)

    1) Click the Start button

    2) Type cmd in the Start Search field

    3) At the top the Start window, you will see cmd.exe

    4) Right Click cmd.exe and select Run as Administrator

    5) Type: cscript %windir%\System32\slmgr.vbs /ilc %windir%\System32\licensing\ppdlic\Security-Licensing-SLC-ppdlic.xrm-ms

    6) Hit the Enter key

    7) Reboot 2 times

     

    (If you Do Not access to the start button)

    1) Click the option Access computer with reduced functionality

    2) A Browser will open, type: %windir%\system32 into the address field

    3) Find the file cmd.exe

    4) Right Click on the cmd.exe and select Run as Administrator

    5) Type: cscript %windir%\System32\slmgr.vbs /ilc %windir%\System32\licensing\ppdlic\Security-Licensing-SLC-ppdlic.xrm-ms

    6) Hit the Enter key

    7) Reboot 2 times

    -------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------

    Step set #2

     

    (If you access to the start button)

    1) Click the Start button

    2) Type: slui.exe 3 and hit the Enter key

    3) Type in the Product key from the sticker on your computer

    4) Click the Next button.

    5) You will be asked if want to Activate, click ok

    6) It will attempt to Activate by the internet and will return an Invalid Key error (this is ok, continue to step 7)

    7) Click the Start button

    8) Type: slui.exe 4 and hit the Enter key

    9) Select your location in the drop down menu and click the Next button

    10) The next screen provides the number to call to Activate by Phone

     

    NOTE: when you call that number, you will first hear an Automated Voice that will try to Activate Vista for you. If the Automated Voice gives you an option to talk to a Live Activation Rep, select that option. If not, do not enter any numbers. This should force the Automated Voice to transfer you to a Live Activation Rep. Trying to Activate thru the Automated Voice will not work, in your case, only thru the Live Activation Rep will your Activation be successful.

     

    Once completed, you may need to reboot twice.


     

    (If you Do Not access to the start button)

    1) Click the option 'Run with reduced functionality'

    2) A internet Browser should come up, type: %windir%\system32\cmd.exe in the browser address bar

    3) A window with a black background will come up

    4) Type: slui.exe 3 and hit the Enter key

    5) Type in the Product key from the sticker on your computer

    6) Click the Next button.

    7) You will be asked if want to Activate, click ok

    8) It will attempt to Activate by the internet and will return an Invalid Key error (this is ok, continue to step 9)

    9) Return to the window with the black background

    10) Type: slui.exe 4 and hit the Enter key

    11) Select your location in the drop down menu and click the Next button

    12) The next screen provides the number to call to Activate by Phone

     

    NOTE: when you call that number, you will first hear an Automated Voice that will try to Activate Vista for you. If the Atomated Voice gives you an option to talk to a Live Activation Rep, select that option. If not, do not enter any numbers. This should force the Automated Voice to transfer you to a Live Activation Rep. Trying to Activate thru the Automated Voice will not work, in your case, only thru the Live Activation Rep will your Activation be successful.

     

    Once completed, you may need to reboot twice.

     

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    Step set #3

     

    1) Open Internet Browser

    2) Type %windir%\system32 into the browser address bar.

    3) Find the file CMD.exe

    4) Right-Click on CMD.exe and select Run as Administrator

    5) Type: net stop slsvc  (it may ask you if you are sure, select yes)

    6) Type: cd %windir%\ServiceProfiles\NetworkService\AppData\Roaming\Microsoft\SoftwareLicensing

    7) Type: rename tokens.dat tokens.bar

    8) Type: cd %windir%\system32

    9) Type net start slsvc

    10) Type: cscript slmgr.vbs -rilc (It may take a long time for this to complete, please be patient)

    11) Reboot Twice

    12) You may be required to Re-Activate. Use the Activate by Phone method outlined below

     

     

    Activate by Phone steps:

     

    a) If you have access to the Start button: Click the Start button, and type in "slui.exe 4" in the search field and then press the "Enter" key. This will bring up the Activate by Phone dialog window. Follow the steps provided by the window. The phone activation process should only take about 6 minutes.


    b) If you do not have access to the Start button: Reboot and login to Vista, a dialog window will come up. In that window, click the option "Access computer with reduced functionality". Once you do that, Internet Explorer or Firefox browser will open. In the address bar type "c:\windows\system32\cmd.exe" press enter, a new window will come up, type: slui 4 and hit enter and follow steps to Activate over the Phone.


    NOTE: The key to this process is that you need to talk to a Live Activation Rep! When you first call, you will be interacting with an Automated Voice, either select the option to talk to a Live Rep or if there is no option, do not enter any numbers. This should force the automated voice to transfer you to a Live Rep.

     

    Thursday, January 31, 2008 3:58 AM
    Answerer
  • Ok, I tried installing the update from the link you gave, but it says: "The update does not apply to your system", and quits.

    So I tried the alternative method. After trying out step 1 (typing the raher long code in the command prompt), I get a message saying, "Input Error: There is no script engine for file extension ".xrm-ms".

    What now?
    Thursday, January 31, 2008 4:15 AM
  • Try the following:

     

    1. Click on the Start button and in the Start Search box type in:  services.msc

     

    2. Press the Enter key on your keyboard.

     

    3. The Services window should now open.

     

    4. Scroll down to Software Licensing, then right-click on it and select Properties.

     

    5. Under the General tab, click on the Stop button.

     

    6. Set the Startup Type to Automatic, then click Apply.

     

    7. Next, click on the Start button under Service Status.

     

    Then:

     

    You can reset your Windows Vista activation by performing the following:

     

    1. Click on the Start button and in the Start Search box type in:  slui.exe 4

     

    2. Press the Enter key on your keyboard.

     

    3. Select your Country.

     

    4. Follow the instructions for phone activation.

     

    5.  Once completed, restart your computer.

     

     

    NOTE: when you call that number, you will first hear an Automated Voice that will try to Activate Vista for you. If the Atomated Voice gives you an option to talk to a Live Activation Rep, select that option. If not, do not enter any numbers. This should force the Automated Voice to transfer you to a Live Activation Rep. Trying to Activate thru the Automated Voice will not work, in your case, only thru the Live Activation Rep will your Activation be successful.

     

    Once completed, you may need to reboot twice.

    Thursday, January 31, 2008 4:20 AM
    Answerer
  • I tried step 2, I get an error saying, "Windows Activation error 0x80070426", and the same thing as mentioned in my first post.

    Then I tried step 3. It says:

    -----------------------------------

    The Software Licensing Service is starting.
    The Software Licensing Service could not be started.

    A system error has occured.

    System error 5 has occured.

    Access is denied.

    ---------------------------------------

    (Oh, and I did run cmd as Administrator).
    Thursday, January 31, 2008 4:26 AM
  • Carey,

    I tried following the instructions in your second post. I got the following message:

    -------------------------------------------

    Windows could not start the Software Licensing Service on Local Computer.

    Error: 0x80070005. Access is denied.

    ---------------------------------------------
    Thursday, January 31, 2008 4:32 AM
  • Help?
    Thursday, January 31, 2008 5:03 AM
  • Hello Thisisme1,

     

     "Online Validation Code: 0x80070426". This means that the Software Licensing Service has stopped. Vista uses this service to check itself and confirm it is Genuine. When the servise is stopped, Vista trows errors. There is no indication why the service has stopped.

     

      Carey already provided you one way to re-start the service. Below I have provided another way.

     

    If the below steps do not resolve your issue, please create a (no cost) support request at http://go.microsoft.com/fwlink/?linkid=52029 and they will provide additional help in starting the service. (Make sure to tell them what we have already had you try)

     

    If you have acces to the Start button:

    1) Click the Start button

    2) Type: cmd in the Start Search field

    3) At the top the Start window, you will see cmd.exe

    4) Right Click cmd.exe and select Run as Administrator

    5) Type: net start slsvc

     

    If you do not have access to the Start button:

    1) Click the option Access computer with reduced functionality

    2) A Browser will open, type: %windir%\system32 into the address field

    3) Find the file cmd.exe

    4) Right Click on the cmd.exe and select Run as Administrator

    5) Type: net start slsvc

     

    Thank you,

    Darin Smith

    WGA Forum Manager

    Thursday, January 31, 2008 11:22 PM
    Owner
  • Try using "startup repair": 

    http://windowshelp.microsoft.com/Windows/en-US/Help/5c59f8c1-b0d1-4f1a-af55-74f3922f3f351033.mspx#EX 

     

    This worked for me - spent all day trying what others recommended...and after using startup repair, i'm kicking myself because it was so easy...

     

    Saturday, February 09, 2008 3:38 AM
  •  

    I have same error code (0x80070426), that appeared "out of nowhere" yesterday. Windows Home premium that was installed on my HP Pavilion in 2008.

    (My apologies if posted in wrong place.)

    I've been on phone with Microsoft & HP for HOURs...

    I've tried everything in this post.

    1. Startup Repair found no problems.
    2. When trying to Start Service, it starts momentarily and then stops.
    3. cmd.exe  same errors (error 5, etc...same as ThisIsMe)
    4. WGA Diagnostic Tool results are as follows:
    Diagnostic Report (1.9.0027.0):
    -----------------------------------------
    Windows Validation Data-->
    Validation Status: Invalid License
    Validation Code: 50
    Cached Online Validation Code: N/A, hr = 0x80070426
    Windows Product Key: *****-*****-27HYQ-XTKW2-WQD8Q
    Windows Product Key Hash: U8YEZzymoD4DMyaMb32rPrNIS90=
    Windows Product ID: 89578-OEM-7332157-00061
    Windows Product ID Type: 2
    Windows License Type: OEM SLP
    Windows OS version: 6.0.6002.2.00010300.2.0.003
    ID: {CB961FCC-008B-4E78-A459-AB3B8845BFC7}(1)
    Is Admin: Yes
    TestCab: 0x0
    LegitcheckControl ActiveX: N/A, hr = 0x80070002
    Signed By: N/A, hr = 0x80070002
    Product Name: Windows Vista (TM) Home Premium
    Architecture: 0x00000000
    Build lab: 6002.vistasp2_gdr.100608-0458
    TTS Error:
    Validation Diagnostic:
    Resolution Status: N/A

    Vista WgaER Data-->
    ThreatID(s): N/A, hr = 0x80070002
    Version: 6.0.6002.16398

    Windows XP Notifications Data-->
    Cached Result: N/A, hr = 0x80070002
    File Exists: No
    Version: N/A, hr = 0x80070002
    WgaTray.exe Signed By: N/A, hr = 0x80070002
    WgaLogon.dll Signed By: N/A, hr = 0x80070002

    OGA Notifications Data-->
    Cached Result: N/A, hr = 0x80070002
    Version: 2.0.48.0
    OGAExec.exe Signed By: Microsoft
    OGAAddin.dll Signed By: Microsoft

    OGA Data-->
    Office Status: 109 N/A
    OGA Version: Registered, 2.0.48.0
    Signed By: Microsoft
    Office Diagnostics: B4D0AA8B-604-645_025D1FF3-364-80041010_025D1FF3-229-80041010_025D1FF3-230-1_025D1FF3-517-80040154_025D1FF3-237-80040154_025D1FF3-238-2_025D1FF3-244-80070002_025D1FF3-258-3

    Browser Data-->
    Proxy settings: N/A
    User Agent: Mozilla/4.0 (compatible; MSIE 8.0; Win32)
    Default Browser: C:\Program Files\Mozilla Firefox\firefox.exe
    Download signed ActiveX controls: Prompt
    Download unsigned ActiveX controls: Disabled
    Run ActiveX controls and plug-ins: Allowed
    Initialize and script ActiveX controls not marked as safe: Disabled
    Allow scripting of Internet Explorer Webbrowser control: Disabled
    Active scripting: Allowed
    Script ActiveX controls marked as safe for scripting: Allowed

    File Scan Data-->

    Other data-->
    Office Details: <GenuineResults><MachineData><UGUID>{CB961FCC-008B-4E78-A459-AB3B8845BFC7}</UGUID><Version>1.9.0027.0</Version><OS>6.0.6002.2.00010300.2.0.003</OS><Architecture>x32</Architecture><PKey>*****-*****-*****-*****-WQD8Q</PKey><PID>89578-OEM-7332157-00061</PID><PIDType>2</PIDType><SID>S-1-5-21-2433966495-675011890-924816724</SID><SYSTEM><Manufacturer>HP-Pavilion</Manufacturer><Model>FK547AA-ABA a6607c</Model></SYSTEM><BIOS><Manufacturer>Phoenix Technologies, LTD</Manufacturer><Version>5.17 </Version><SMBIOSVersion major="2" minor="4"/><Date>20080423000000.000000+000</Date></BIOS><HWID>A8323507018400F8</HWID><UserLCID>0409</UserLCID><SystemLCID>0409</SystemLCID><TimeZone>Eastern Standard Time(GMT-05:00)</TimeZone><iJoin>0</iJoin><SBID><stat>3</stat><msppid></msppid><name></name><model></model></SBID><OEM><OEMID>HPQOEM</OEMID><OEMTableID>SLIC-CPC</OEMTableID></OEM><GANotification><File Name="OGAAddin.dll" Version="2.0.48.0"/></GANotification></MachineData><Software><Office><Result>109</Result><Products/><Applications/></Office></Software></GenuineResults> 

    Spsys.log Content: 0x80070002

    Licensing Data-->
    Software Licensing service is not running.

    Windows Activation Technologies-->
    N/A

    HWID Data-->
    HWID Hash Current: NAAAAAEAAwABAAEAAQABAAAAAwABAAEAeqjQxNac5ltu5JIAvoR4pPL0YD6QA6xWDZrI9A==

    OEM Activation 1.0 Data-->
    N/A

    OEM Activation 2.0 Data-->
    BIOS valid for OA 2.0: yes
    Windows marker version: 0x20000
    OEMID and OEMTableID Consistent: yes
    BIOS Information:
      ACPI Table Name    OEMID Value    OEMTableID Value
      APIC            HPQOEM        SLIC-CPC
      FACP            HPQOEM        SLIC-CPC
      HPET            HPQOEM        SLIC-CPC
      MCFG            HPQOEM        SLIC-CPC
      SSDT            HPQOEM        SLIC-CPC
      SLIC            HPQOEM        SLIC-CPC
    ---------------------------------------------------------------- Someone please help me. I'd pull out my hair if I had any.---------
    Wednesday, November 03, 2010 7:54 PM
  • "RonHoffman" wrote in message news:7c5c64dc-f7e2-4f79-970e-429c79b915f6...

     

    I have same error code (0x80070426), that appeared "out of nowhere" yesterday. Windows Home premium that was installed on my HP Pavilion in 2008.

    (My apologies if posted in wrong place.)

    I've been on phone with Microsoft & HP for HOURs...

    I've tried everything in this post.

    1. Startup Repair found no problems.
    2. When trying to Start Service, it starts momentarily and then stops.
    3. cmd.exe  same errors (error 5, etc...same as ThisIsMe)
    4. WGA Diagnostic Tool results are as follows:
    Diagnostic Report (1.9.0027.0):
    -----------------------------------------
    Windows Validation Data-->
    Validation Status: Invalid License
    Validation Code: 50
    Cached Online Validation Code: N/A, hr = 0x80070426
    Windows Product Key: *****-*****-27HYQ-XTKW2-WQD8Q
    Windows Product Key Hash: U8YEZzymoD4DMyaMb32rPrNIS90=
    Windows Product ID: 89578-OEM-7332157-00061
    Windows Product ID Type: 2
    Windows License Type: OEM SLP
    Windows OS version: 6.0.6002.2.00010300.2.0.003
    ---------------------------------------------------------------- Someone please help me. I'd pull out my hair if I had any.---------

    The fact that the service starts, and then stops, would tend to indicate that your have malware present on your system
    I suggest that you download and install Malwarebytes Anti-Malware (www.malwarebytes.org) Update it, then run a Quick Scan with it. If it finds anything significant, boot to |Safe Mode, and run a Full scan in your main account, and a quick scan in any other accounts.

    --


    Noel Paton | Nil Carborundum Illegitemi | CrashFixPC | The Three-toed Sloth
    Thursday, November 04, 2010 7:05 AM
    Moderator
  • I have only had this issue with recent updates. The system thinks I have an invalid copy of Windows, and I cannot even use AVAST.

    I did the first two steps suggested by Carey in 2008 to other people, thus rebooting my system approximately 4 times, but at this stage, this is what it does:

    -----------

    "Step set #2

     (If you access to the start button)

    1) Click the Start button

    2) Type: slui.exe 3 and hit the Enter key

    3) Type in the Product key from the sticker on your computer

    4) Click the Next button.

    5) You will be asked if want to Activate, click ok

    6) It will attempt to Activate by the internet and will return an Invalid Key error (this is ok, continue to step 7)

    7) Click the Start button

    8) Type: slui.exe 4 and hit the Enter key

    9) Select your location in the drop down menu and click the Next button

    10) The next screen provides the number to call to Activate by Phone"--------------------------- On slui.exe 3, when I type in my product code, and click next,   I get error code 0xC0000022 saying access denied. saying a process has requested access to an object but has not been granted those access rights. Note: I am the administrative user, and find it strange. Interestingly enough, when I had tried it earlier, it had said that it was invalid.. But i think the service was not running earlier..    Something that is strange about all this is that the service has always been running as far as I know until whatever software modifications/updates caused the conflict that deactivated my version of Windows (which is an OEM version)  Unfortunately, I do have SP2, and my issue occurred long after many different Windows updates.

    Saturday, March 24, 2012 12:23 AM
  • "JoshuaCaleb77" wrote in message news:2178d126-fd01-415a-95b1-fe0fb69a685f...

    I have only had this issue with recent updates. The system thinks I have an invalid copy of Windows, and I cannot even use AVAST.

    I did the first two steps suggested by Carey in 2008 to other people, thus rebooting my system approximately 4 times, but at this stage, this is what it does:

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    "Step set #2

     (If you access to the start button)

    1) Click the Start button

    2) Type: slui.exe 3 and hit the Enter key

    3) Type in the Product key from the sticker on your computer

    4) Click the Next button.

    5) You will be asked if want to Activate, click ok

    6) It will attempt to Activate by the internet and will return an Invalid Key error (this is ok, continue to step 7)

    7) Click the Start button

    8) Type: slui.exe 4 and hit the Enter key

    9) Select your location in the drop down menu and click the Next button

    10) The next screen provides the number to call to Activate by Phone"--------------------------- On slui.exe 3, when I type in my product code, and click next,   I get error code 0xC0000022 saying access denied. saying a process has requested access to an object but has not been granted those access rights. Note: I am the administrative user, and find it strange. Interestingly enough, when I had tried it earlier, it had said that it was invalid.. But i think the service was not running earlier..    Something that is strange about all this is that the service has always been running as far as I know until whatever software modifications/updates caused the conflict that deactivated my version of Windows (which is an OEM version)  Unfortunately, I do have SP2, and my issue occurred long after many different Windows updates.

     
     
    Please post a NEW MGADiag report, in your OWN NEW thread.
     

    Noel Paton | Nil Carborundum Illegitemi | CrashFixPC | The Three-toed Sloth
    Saturday, March 24, 2012 9:34 AM
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