Recreate Windows Licensing Store

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(W7) If you have a valid copy of Window’s but you get this error, follow these steps to recreate the Licensing Store within Windows.

To Resolve:

  1. Search – cmd – Right click “Run as Administrator”

  2. Type: net stop sppsvc

  3. Type: cd C:\WINDOWS\ServiceProfiles\NetworkService\AppData\Roaming\Microsoft\SoftwareProtectionPlatform

  4. Type: rename tokens.dat

  5. Type: cd %windir%\system32

  6. Type: net start sppsvc

  7. Type: slui.exe

  8. After a couple of seconds Windows Activation dialog will appear. You may be asked to re-activate and/or re-enter your product key or Activation may occur automatically.

  9. If unsuccessful, try going here.