Windows 8 and 8.1 Forums

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.

      My System SpecsSystem Spec

  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.
      My System SpecsSystem Spec

  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.
      My System SpecsSystem Spec

  4. #4

    Posts : 34
    Windows 8.1 Pro x64

    Never mind. Got a copy from my PC manufacturer.
      My System SpecsSystem Spec

Need non-corrupt copy of "License Validation" task
Related Threads
Arrrgh! :mad: When I copy into certain folders I keep getting nagged that I have to get "Administrator permission to copy to this folder". I am the administrator and I know what I am doing. Please before I go crazy with all this patronising nagging............. please tell me how to turn this...
Windows Resource Protection found corrupt files but was unable to fix some of them... please check my log file and tell what is the Problem in my Windows 8.1 pro 32046
I installed Windows 8.1 Beta and all my programs again. It runs fine most of the time; but a few quirks here and there which can be (or were) mostly ironed out... :shock: I have bought an Amazon copy of Windows 8 Pro and want to use the code in the box to legitimise? the current version of...
Hi, Not sure if this is the right board, but I'm keen on accessing the aforementioned box directly rather going through task manager due to the run as admin check box, but I can't find the file location. I prefer using the run dialog usually to access apps because I could do without extra effort...
Any registry entry to change this so it shows by default, so one doesn't have to click "Show more details" every single copy process? Best regards, Xelos
I know our members are to savvy to fall for this, but a timely reminder ;) Source A Guy
Now and then, actually more often now i keep getting the error message cant install the program or file "the file is corrupt" when i try to run setup files or CAB files. It complains sometimes when i try to install everything from drivers to other programs like Ciscos packet tracer, Skype, VLC,...
Eight Forums Android App Eight Forums IOS App Follow us on Facebook