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Solved Need non-corrupt copy of "License Validation" task


crosspatch

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#1
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):Duration:pT0S

Line 40 of the task XML shows this:

<Duration>PT0S</Duration>

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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Saltgrass

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#2
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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crosspatch

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#3
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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  • OS
    Windows 8.1 Pro x64
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    PC/Desktop
    System Manufacturer/Model
    Maingear Shift
    CPU
    Intel 3970x (Overclocked to ~4.2 GHz)
    Motherboard
    Asus Rampage IV Extreme
    Memory
    16 GB
    Graphics Card(s)
    Nvidia Titans (2 in SLI)
    Sound Card
    Creative Sound Blaster Z
    Monitor(s) Displays
    Acer T272hl
    Screen Resolution
    1920 x 1080
    Hard Drives
    Samsung SSD 840 PRO (512 GB)
    Western Digital Black (4 TB)
    Western Digital Black (4 TB)
    Western Digital (300 GB)
    PSU
    Corsair Professional Digital Series AX1200i
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    Maingear Shift (Modified Silverstone Raven)
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    Maingear EPIC 180 Supercooler
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    Logitech G710+
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crosspatch

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#4
Never mind. Got a copy from my PC manufacturer.
 

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  • OS
    Windows 8.1 Pro x64
    Computer type
    PC/Desktop
    System Manufacturer/Model
    Maingear Shift
    CPU
    Intel 3970x (Overclocked to ~4.2 GHz)
    Motherboard
    Asus Rampage IV Extreme
    Memory
    16 GB
    Graphics Card(s)
    Nvidia Titans (2 in SLI)
    Sound Card
    Creative Sound Blaster Z
    Monitor(s) Displays
    Acer T272hl
    Screen Resolution
    1920 x 1080
    Hard Drives
    Samsung SSD 840 PRO (512 GB)
    Western Digital Black (4 TB)
    Western Digital Black (4 TB)
    Western Digital (300 GB)
    PSU
    Corsair Professional Digital Series AX1200i
    Case
    Maingear Shift (Modified Silverstone Raven)
    Cooling
    Maingear EPIC 180 Supercooler
    Keyboard
    Logitech G710+
    Mouse
    Logitech MX518
    Browser
    Firefox
    Antivirus
    Avira Antivirus Suite
    Other Info
    Is anyone actually reading this?

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