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Cannot open Control Panel or Desktop Personalization RRS feed

  • Question

  • For a couple of days now I have not been able to see my Control Panel. I have done some research and have determined that the reason is because Software Licensing is not starting, the reason being that it cannot find the file. This is the second time this has happened, the first time I upgraded and replaced the system files and that worked, but is there a way to do it without reinstalling?

    Thanks
    Monday, February 16, 2009 7:27 PM

Answers

  • Solved it by going to regedit.

    Windows key + r
    regedit
    HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Services\slsvc
    Right-click
    New Multi-String Value
    Name it "ImagePath" (w/out quotes)
    Double-click on it
    Set the value to "%SystemRoot%\system32\SLsvc.exe" (once again, w/out quotes)
    OK
    Start Software Licensing.

    May be due to Windows update of Eusing free registry cleaner.
    • Marked as answer by Nick G 11 Monday, February 16, 2009 10:58 PM
    Monday, February 16, 2009 10:58 PM

All replies

  • Solved it by going to regedit.

    Windows key + r
    regedit
    HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Services\slsvc
    Right-click
    New Multi-String Value
    Name it "ImagePath" (w/out quotes)
    Double-click on it
    Set the value to "%SystemRoot%\system32\SLsvc.exe" (once again, w/out quotes)
    OK
    Start Software Licensing.

    May be due to Windows update of Eusing free registry cleaner.
    • Marked as answer by Nick G 11 Monday, February 16, 2009 10:58 PM
    Monday, February 16, 2009 10:58 PM
  • Hi Nick,


      Thank you for the information!

    I have passed it on to our engineers.

    Darin MS
    Attention Forum All Users: Please Do Not post your issue in someone else's Thread...Create your own.
    Tuesday, February 17, 2009 12:47 AM
  • Any new information on this?

    I currently have the same problem on Windows 7.0   In addition the icons on my desktop only display the file size instead of the filename.  Can anyone help?

    Thursday, October 10, 2013 9:40 PM
  • Please repost your problem - with a LOT more detail - in the proper forum for such questions...

    http://answers.microsoft.com/en-us/windows/forum/windows_7-system


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    Saturday, October 12, 2013 8:19 PM
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