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Services Panel "Failed to Read Description. Error Code: 2"

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    Windows 8 Pro

    Services Panel "Failed to Read Description. Error Code: 2"


    Actually this is more than errors in the Services Console Panel. I have several errors with my fresh install of Windows 8 Pro which I have never experienced before. What also boggles me with all this is that my user account is set as Administrator as usual, but still Windows behaves as it isn't.

    In the Services Console Panel it says with almost all of the services <Failed to Read Description. Error Code: 2 >. Please see the attached image.

    Second I am not able to rename folders in Program Files folder, not able to delete files in sub folders of Program Files, such as old log files, not able to turn off Windows Firewall, not able to disable Network adapter, not able to access and update internet time, and not able to access "Change your account name" and so on in User Accounts.

    Deleting folders and files in Program Files I was able to solve by running Command Prompt as admin.

    With internet time I receive the message box "Date and Time": "Unable to continue - You do not have permission to perform this task. Please contact..." and so on.

    With trying to disable the network adapter I get the message "Error Disabling Connection" - "It is not possible to disable the connection at this time. This connection may be using one or more protocols that do not support Plug-and-Play,..." and so on.

    In User Accounts there is no response with all the links from and included "Change your account name" and down. When clicking "Make changes to my account in PC settings" I get forwarded, but then I get the message "Page not found: Sorry, the page you requested isn't available, or you've found an outdated link."

    My question to all this is if there is a common cause to all this that is fairly easy to fix, or do I have to install the backup of my fresh install? Besides of the inconvenience with things not working I am in the end of installing and configuring several applications, so installing the fresh install backup is not what I am most eager to do either.

    If someone could please help me out I would very much appreciate it.

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Services Panel "Failed to Read Description. Error Code: 2"
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