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Error 0x80070426. Also can't activate Software Protection!


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#1
These are the instructions I found googling my problem:

1. Type services.msc, and then press Enter.

2. In the list of services locate Software Licensing
3. Right-click it, select Properties
4. Change “Startup type:” to Automatic, then click OK
5. You may then need to select Software Licensing again then click “Restart the service
(from Windows Activation Error, Error Code 0x80070426? - Microsoft Community)

My problem is I can't start the Software Protection. A few minutes later, it just turns itself off. So without starting it, I can't even change the Startup type.
 

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#2
Update!

I found a way to change start-up type by editing regedit.

Here's how:
ctrl + r
regedit
enter
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Services\sppsvc
Double click 'Start' key to change value
Do the same for 'DelayedAutoStart'

Change accordingly:

Automatic (Delayed Start)

DelayedAutostart = 1

Start = 2

Automatic

DelayedAutostart = 0

Start = 2

Manual

DelayedAutostart = 0

Start = 3

Disabled

DelayedAutostart = 0

Start = 4



Now, my problem is that the service turns itself off automatically, after a few minutes. Someone please chip in.
 

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    Windows 8.1 (64 bit)
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    Intel Core i7 3.5GHz Quad-Core
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#3
Quote from Microsoft forums: "By default, the Software Protection Service will start and stop on demand, which means, the service will be started when it’s called. This is a normal behavior in Windows Server 2008 R2."

Okay. Now what... I can't install any programs from the Microsoft Store, the error 0x80070426 comes up.
 

My Computer

System One

  • OS
    Windows 8.1 (64 bit)
    Computer type
    PC/Desktop
    CPU
    Intel Core i7 3.5GHz Quad-Core
    Motherboard
    MSI Z87-GD65 Gaming ATX
    Memory
    16GB
    Graphics Card(s)
    Sapphire Radeon HD 6950
    Monitor(s) Displays
    Acer 27"
    Screen Resolution
    1920 x 1080
    Hard Drives
    128 GB SSD
    1 TB HDD
    PSU
    Corsair 650W ATX12V / EPS12V
    Case
    NZXT Phantom 530, Black
    Keyboard
    Razer Lycosa
    Mouse
    Razer Abyssus
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Superfly

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#4
Best best would be to check Event log for anything associated with sppsvc.exe...there may be some pointers as to why it's breaking.
 

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