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Activation Error 0XC0000022 (Access Denied)

  1. #21

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    Windows 8

    I have tried the re-install twice already, hopefully the third be the good one, if not I will have to try this last option, thank you very much for your time, regards!

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  2. #22

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    Windows 8.1 Pro X64

    Quote Originally Posted by Billy Hawkes View Post
    I have tried the re-install twice already, hopefully the third be the good one, if not I will have to try this last option, thank you very much for your time, regards!
    Can you post an image of the "access denied" pop-up.
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  4. #24

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    Windows 8 x64

    Quote Originally Posted by Hairy Scot View Post
    While searching for info on the Error 5 on starting the Event Log I came across an article which suggested ensuring that "LOCAL SERVICE" and "NETWORK SERVICE" had full access to %WINDIR%\System32\WinEvt\Logs.
    I did that and was able to start the event log.
    I then struck me that the actions I had taken in solving an access problem after a recovery from a backup might have contributed to the activation problem.
    So I took the bull by the horns and gave "LOCAL SERVICE" and "NETWORK SERVICE" full access to all of the C drive.
    That did solve the activation problem.
    I had just recently just solved the same issue by a similar method. In my case, I was trying to restore an activation via the method of backing up and restoring C:\Windows\System32\spp\store . After I read Scot's message, I applied the permission to just that directory and subfolders and files, and it resolved my issue.

    For other cases, it might be worth testing those options on a directory in the vicinity of the above, since the spp directory seems to be quite important to the entire activation process.
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  5. #25

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    wimdows 8 sl

    Quote Originally Posted by Hairy Scot View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by Billy Hawkes View Post
    I am on the Security Tab in Properties but I can't find where to add the LOCAL and NETWORK SERVICE, sorry for my ignorance, would you be so kind to post an image? And, what happens if I add them and then perform the Windows 8 activation, so when its done I undo the changes? Thanks in advance
    This document should make it clear.

    I can not solve a similar problem for a week.
    I was not able to retrieve the message from dropbox
    can describe in detail the solution to this problem?
    can you post screenshots, please
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