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win 8.1: software protection cannot start

  1. #1

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    Windows 8.1

    win 8.1: software protection cannot start

    hi all. I am new member here. i faced an error.when i try to start software protection service, an error appear. I was researching for hours but have no result. and i don't know why all options are gray and i cannot change them. can any one help me?. i dont want to reinstall win 8.1, because i was install many programs in my windows. and may be... after reinstall and some days use, this error may happen again.
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  2. #2

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    Windows 8.1

    What issue is driving you to try and start the service manually. Are you having Windows Update or Licensing issues? Mine is set to delayed start and triggered as required by the task. I also have certain buttons greyed-out. So, what is your real underlying issue?

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  3. #3

    Sloe Deth, Californicatia
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    Windows 8 Pro with Media Center/Windows 7

    Also, Software Protection is connected to RPC Endpoint manager and DCOM Server Process Launcher, if one of those services are not running or won't start, then Software Protection will not either.
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win 8.1: software protection cannot start

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