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Can't Activate Windows: App Minimizes back to App Screen

  1. #1


    Posts : 6
    Windows 8

    Can't Activate Windows: App Minimizes back to App Screen


    I have a Lenovo y50 with Windows 8.1 installed. I had to do a factory reset the other day and now I can't activate windows...it didn't activate automatically when I connected to the Internet and I can't do it via PC Settings

    Every time I go to PC Settings and click on Activate Windows, it just takes me back to the Apps Screen and nothing happens. I managed to bring up the 'Enter Key' by using 'slui 3'but the key that I was given by running Showkey and Belarc Advisor isn't being accepted

    I tried the other 'slui #' command to run Windows Activation Online but nothing happens when I do that.

    Now I'm puzzled

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  2. #2



    BSOD Kernel Dump Analyst
    Posts : 2,273
    Windows 10 Pro
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  3. #3


    Posts : 6
    Windows 8


    Hello, get this on the log files

    Windows Diagnostic Information
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    Tool Version: 6.3.9600.16384
    Licensing Status: Unlicenced
    Licensing Status Reason: 0xC004F014
    Local Genuine State: Invalid Licence
    Local Genuine Result P: 0
    Last Online Genuine Result:
    Grace Time Minutes: 0
    Total Grace Days: 0
    Validity Expiration:
    Active Partial Product Key: 66MCD
    Active Product Key Pid2: 00258-61642-70660-AAOEM
    O S Version: 6.3.9600.2.00010300.0.0.101
    Product Name: Windows 8.1
    Processor Architecture: x64
    Edition Id: Core
    Build Lab: 9600.winblue_gdr.140723-2018
    Time Zone: Mountain Standard Time(GMT-06:00)
    Active Sku Id:
    Active Sku Description:
    Product Uniqueness Groups:
    Active Product Key P Key Id:
    Active Product Key Pid Ex: 06401-02586-164-270660-02-1033-9600.0000-2882014
    Active Product Key Channel: OEMM
    Active Volume Customer Pid:
    Offline Installation Id:
    Domain Joined: false
    Computer Sid: S-1-5-21-3310584233-340002872-2029465478
    Product L C I D: 1033
    User L C I D: 4105
    System L C I D: 1033
    Code Signing: SIGNED_INFO_PRS_SIGNED
    Service Available: false
    Oem Marker Version:
    Oem Id:
    Oem Table Id:
    Manufacturer: LENOVO
    Model: 20378
    Install Date: 20150803131724.000000-360
    Result: PASS
    Tampered Items:
    Server Props: 0xc0000022


    ****** Errors from Event Log *****
    Message: The Software Protection service failed to start. 0x80070005
    6.3.9600.16497
    Time Written: : 20150803193849.000000-000
    Message: The Software Protection service failed to start. 0x80070005
    6.3.9600.16497
    Time Written: : 20150803193849.000000-000
    Message: The Software Protection service failed to start. 0x80070005
    6.3.9600.16497
    Time Written: : 20150803193849.000000-000
    Message: The Software Protection service failed to start. 0x80070005
    6.3.9600.16497
    Time Written: : 20150803193848.000000-000
    Message: The Software Protection service failed to start. 0x80070005
    6.3.9600.16497
    Time Written: : 20150803193839.000000-000
    Message: The Software Protection service failed to start. 0x80070005
    6.3.9600.16497
    Time Written: : 20150803193839.000000-000
    Message: The Software Protection service failed to start. 0x80070005
    6.3.9600.16497
    Time Written: : 20150803193838.000000-000
    Message: The Software Protection service failed to start. 0x80070005
    6.3.9600.16497
    Time Written: : 20150803193838.000000-000
    Message: The Software Protection service failed to start. 0x80070005
    6.3.9600.16497
    Time Written: : 20150803193729.000000-000
    Message: The Software Protection service failed to start. 0x80070005
    6.3.9600.16497
    Time Written: : 20150803193728.000000-000
    Message: The Software Protection service failed to start. 0x80070005
    6.3.9600.16497
    Time Written: : 20150803193722.000000-000
    Message: The Software Protection service failed to start. 0x80070005
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    Time Written: : 20150803193721.000000-000
    Message: The Software Protection service failed to start. 0x80070005
    6.3.9600.16497
    Time Written: : 20150803193715.000000-000
    Message: The Software Protection service failed to start. 0x80070005
    6.3.9600.16497
    Time Written: : 20150803193715.000000-000
    Message: The Software Protection service failed to start. 0x80070005
    6.3.9600.16497
    Time Written: : 20150803193715.000000-000
    Message: The Software Protection service failed to start. 0x80070005
    6.3.9600.16497
    Time Written: : 20150803193715.000000-000
    Message: The Software Protection service failed to start. 0x80070005
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    Time Written: : 20150803193715.000000-000
    Message: The Software Protection service failed to start. 0x80070005
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    Time Written: : 20150803193714.000000-000
    Message: The Software Protection service failed to start. 0x80070005
    6.3.9600.16497
    Time Written: : 20150803193714.000000-000
    Message: The Software Protection service failed to start. 0x80070005
    6.3.9600.16497
    Time Written: : 20150803193714.000000-000
    Message: The Software Protection service failed to start. 0x80070005
    6.3.9600.16497
    Time Written: : 20150803193713.000000-000
    Message: The Software Protection service failed to start. 0x80070005
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    Time Written: : 20150803193712.000000-000
    Message: The Software Protection service failed to start. 0x80070005
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    Time Written: : 20150803193349.000000-000
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    Time Written: : 20150803193348.000000-000
    Message: The Software Protection service failed to start. 0x80070005
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    Time Written: : 20150803193250.000000-000
    Message: The Software Protection service failed to start. 0x80070005
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    Time Written: : 20150803193250.000000-000
    Message: The Software Protection service failed to start. 0x80070005
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    Time Written: : 20150803193247.000000-000
    Message: The Software Protection service failed to start. 0x80070005
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    Time Written: : 20150803193247.000000-000
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    Time Written: : 20150803193224.000000-000
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    Time Written: : 20150803193224.000000-000
    Message: The Software Protection service failed to start. 0x80070005
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    Time Written: : 20150803193206.000000-000
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    Time Written: : 20150803193206.000000-000
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    Time Written: : 20150803193204.000000-000
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    Time Written: : 20150803193204.000000-000
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    Time Written: : 20150803192835.000000-000
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    Message: The Software Protection service failed to start. 0x80070005
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    Time Written: : 20150803192734.000000-000
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    Message: The Software Protection service failed to start. 0x80070005
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    Time Written: : 20150803192235.000000-000
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    Time Written: : 20150803192231.000000-000
    Message: The Software Protection service failed to start. 0x80070005
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    Time Written: : 20150803192231.000000-000
    Message: The Software Protection service failed to start. 0x80070005
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    Message: The Software Protection service failed to start. 0x80070005
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    Message: The Software Protection service failed to start. 0x80070005
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    Time Written: : 20150803191756.000000-000
    Message: The Software Protection service failed to start. 0x80070005
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    Time Written: : 20150803191741.000000-000
    Message: The Software Protection service failed to start. 0x80070005
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    Time Written: : 20150803191740.000000-000
    Message: The Software Protection service failed to start. 0x80070005
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    Time Written: : 20150803191739.000000-000
    Message: The Software Protection service failed to start. 0x80070005
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    Message: The Software Protection service failed to start. 0x80070005
    6.3.9600.16497
    Time Written: : 20150803191736.000000-000
    Message: The Software Protection service failed to start. 0x80070005
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    Time Written: : 20150803191735.000000-000
    Message: The Software Protection service failed to start. 0x80070005
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    Time Written: : 20150803191732.000000-000
    Message: The Software Protection service failed to start. 0x80070005
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    Message: The Software Protection service failed to start. 0x80070005
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  4. #4


    Please see this thread: New laptop pre-installed Win 8.1, can't activate

    It also happens to have occured with a Lenovo - I wonder if the their apps has anything to do with it.... perhaps a re-install from an ISO would be best.
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  5. #5


    Posts : 6
    Windows 8


    ahh yeah it looks like he is getting the same issue as me! How do I re-install from an ISO? I've already tried two factory resets that didn't resolve the issue

    thanks!
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  6. #6


    Quote Originally Posted by dekree View Post
    ahh yeah it looks like he is getting the same issue as me! How do I re-install from an ISO? I've already tried two factory resets that didn't resolve the issue

    thanks!
    Have a look here: Windows 8 and Windows 8.1 ISO - Download or Create
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  7. #7


    Posts : 6
    Windows 8


    thanks again!
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  8. #8


    Quote Originally Posted by dekree View Post
    thanks again!
    You're welcome and good luck!
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  9. #9


    Posts : 6
    Windows 8


    It didn't work
    I created the USB and booted to it but it asks for my windows product key straight away upon installing Windows. It says it is meant to pick it up automatically but it doesn't
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  10. #10


    Posts : 6
    Windows 8


    Its fixed! I had to run the Lenovo application that comes pre-installed to turn it back to factory settings
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