Vista Windows Activation Error, Error Code 0x80070426
Posted on 2010-09-07
either after a failed update or bit defender update, a customers computer will not boot beyond "Windows activation error. A problem occurred when Windows tried to activate. Error code:0x80070426."
In researching this problem, I found a possible solution that did not work. I booted into safe mode with command prompt...typed services.msc....went to software licensing which was stopped...(it is set to automatic)..I tried to restart it and received the error message "Windows could not start the Software Licensing on local computer. Error 1084: This service cannot be started in Safe Mode."
I am trying to get this going without having to reload Windows Vista. Any suggestions?