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Went from activated to non activated with error 0xC0000022

  1. #11


    Posts : 8
    Windows 8


    Quote Originally Posted by NoelDP View Post
    You appear to have given 'Everyone' full access to the System32 folder and its content.
    That opens the system wide to malware of the most basic kind.
    Who did you make as 'Owner'?
    You may find that the only easy way back now is a refresh - I'll ask someone to lend a hand.
    I made myself owner while setting the read only and then restored ownership back to 'trustedinstaller'

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  2. #12


    North Wales
    Posts : 449
    Win7 64-bit and Win8 32-bit in VM (+ others in VM)


    The problem is that not all files are owned by TrustedInstaller - and Everyone should NOT be assigned permissions at all (at least for most files).
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  3. #13


    Posts : 8
    Windows 8


    Quote Originally Posted by NoelDP View Post
    The problem is that not all files are owned by TrustedInstaller - and Everyone should NOT be assigned permissions at all (at least for most files).
    Well I've previously tried to refresh my PC and didn't have any luck either. Might just break down and start fresh.

    Also I only changed the owner so I'm not sure how everyone got permissions
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  4. #14


    Orbiting the Moon
    Posts : 2,975
    Windows 10 x64


    Quote Originally Posted by skatermike21988 View Post
    Might just break down and start fresh.
    Yes! I would also do that in this situation.

    And don't mess with the permissions next time system32 is the system's.
    When I messed with the permissions the first time... long story, all was a mess so I started fresh and I kept it that way as long as possible.

    Good luck
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