I had to reset my Windows 8 laptop to factory settings because an application downloaded from the Microsoft official page totally ruined the OS and now I cannot activate Windows. When I enter product code in an elevated command prompt I receive a WindowsScriptHost error:
"Run slui.exe on a computer running Microsoft Windows non-core edition
0x2a 0x80070426 to display the error text".
Google told me to check for Software Protection service – when I try to start it, I get: Error 5-access denied, although I am administrator.
Can anyone please help – there must be a solution other than formatting? I am using Windows 8.1 64b on Dell Inspiron laptop.