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Need non-corrupt copy of "License Validation" task

  1. #1

    Posts : 34
    Windows 8.1 Pro x64

    Need non-corrupt copy of "License Validation" task

    Ever since I started running Win8 about six months ago, I've had several instances of corrupted tasks. The one task that keeps getting screwed up is License Validation under Task Scheduler LibraryMicrosoft\Windows\WS (it's superhidden; you won't be able to see it there, even if you have the option to show hidden tasks enabled).

    Each time I had a corrupt task, I was able to resolve the problem by grabbing a clean copy of the task from my Win8 disc, then adding an .XML extension and importing it.

    Now that I've updated to Win8.1, the task from my Win8 disc is invalid. I've compared the two, and they're quite different.

    The error I'm getting is:

    Task License Validation: The task XML contains a value which is incorrectly formatted or out of range.

    When I try re-importing* this task, I get this error:

    The format of the task is not valid. The following error was reported: (40,26)uration:PT0S

    Line 40 of the task XML shows this:


    What should this line say?

    Could someone please provide me with a non-corrupt copy of "C:\Windows\System32\Tasks\Microsoft\Windows\WS\License Validation", or tell me what else I can do?

    * Copying, deleting, adding .XML extension, then importing back in.

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  2. #2

    Posts : 1,121
    Windows 8.1 x64

    I don't see the line on my file.

    I had two Tasks Missing earlier. One, like you, in the WS and another one in the SoftwareProtectionPlatform. I do not know what caused it, but I ended up exporting the Tasks from Task Scheduler on another system and importing them into the current install.
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  3. #3

    Posts : 34
    Windows 8.1 Pro x64

    Thanks, but the reason I asked for someone to provide the task was that I don't have another Windows 8.1 system from which to obtain it.

    I believe SoftwareProtectionPlatform was one of the tasks I had problems with at least once. It has been behaving recently though.
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  4. #4

    Posts : 34
    Windows 8.1 Pro x64

    Never mind. Got a copy from my PC manufacturer.
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Need non-corrupt copy of "License Validation" task

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