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Problem with Windows 8.1 activation

  1. #1


    Posts : 11
    Windows 8.1

    Problem with Windows 8.1 activation


    Hello!
    I have problem with my laptop, originally it has Windows 8, then i upgrade to 8.1. And about 7 month later the trouble begin. Windows tell me that i need to activate the windows, but i can't. Windows giving error 0xC004F012. Then I call the Microsoft customer service. They took over my computer, try everything and eventually give up. Even the Microsoft can't solve this problem. Have anybody ideas, what to do next?

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  2. #2


    Try running Elevated (Administrator) Command Prompt window and type the following....

    net start sppsvc
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  3. #3


    Posts : 11
    Windows 8.1


    That what the computer says, when i do that.
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  4. #4


    Mmmmm.. probably the infamous Error 5...

    Please post a Display_Licence_Info report to check event log errors from here (the 2nd download)
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  5. #5


    Posts : 11
    Windows 8.1


    There is the log:
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  6. #6


    That is actually encouraging...

    Try starting the service manually.. and set it to Start with Automatic Delay

    Select Run: type services.msc

    Find Software Protection in the list
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  7. #7


    Posts : 11
    Windows 8.1


    Yes, but I can't to nothing there(Software protection), the computer don't let me.
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  8. #8


    What happens when you select Start on the upper left?

    Please navigate to HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\services\sppsvc and
    locate Start registry key:


    Click image for larger version

    Change Start to Automatic (Delayed Start)
    Double click on Start and edit the value: should be 2
    Last edited by Superfly; 12 Sep 2014 at 11:16.
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  9. #9


    Posts : 11
    Windows 8.1


    I get this error:
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  10. #10


    Are the setting for the registry key correct as above?
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