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Windows wont activate error 0x8007041D

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    Windows wont activate error 0x8007041D


    I get that error message when i try to activate windows.My product key is already entered and on teh screen, and this keeps on coming up. Any help wud be much appreciated!!!

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    Check under services.msc whether Software Protection service is running - you may need to restart it.
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    umm...how do i do that? I'm not so tech savvy, these things are quite confusing to me....
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    Hi Molly, Sorry for the late reply...






    Right click and click restart - also change to Automatic in properties.

    Good luck.

    More info: Software Protection - Windows 8 Service - batcmd.com
    Last edited by Superfly; 13 Jun 2014 at 03:02.
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    Click image for larger versionit didnt let me restart - it was grayed out. so i clicked start - and got an error message. i attached it....now what?
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    That error is too general to pin-point the exact cause...most likely a permissions issue with the sppsvc.exe - not sure.

    If the file downloaded from the site I linked to doesn't work you may want to try this...

    DISM - Fixing Component Store Corruption in Windows 8
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    Click image for larger version I really appreciate you trying to help me! I think the real problem is that my windows won't activate at all. It was working fine up till a week ago. Then now every time i turn on my pc it says please activate, i click activate, and this is what happens.
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