If you are running Microsoft Office, but you receive an error message that says Microsoft Office cannot keep or find the license key, and therefore closes automatically, you will see another error message – Windows could not start the software protection service on a local computer, error 5, access is denied . This error message appears after the Services window on your computer opens.
Microsoft Office cannot find the license for this application
Suppose you want to work with Microsoft Word or Excel, but an error message appears when you open it:
Microsoft Office cannot find a license for this application. An attempt to repair failed or was canceled. Microsoft Office will come out now.
Windows is looking for various Services to run a particular program. For example, if you open Microsoft Word, it will search for a valid license key. If the service in question does not work properly, you may receive the aforementioned error message.
Windows could not start the software protection service on a local computer
If you receive – Microsoft Office cannot find a license for this application , Attempt to repair A was unsuccessful or canceled. Microsoft Office is coming out now error followed by Windows could not start the Software Protection Service on the local computer, error 5, access is denied , then these tips can help you.
How this problem occurs when you try to open the service Software protection In the Services panel, you must do the following to resolve this issue.
Take over the property sppsvc.exe
Accept the registry key
Before you begin, you should first create a system restore point and know that ownership of system elements can make your operating system «less secure.»
1]Accept the sppsvc.exe file
Sppsvc.exe It is Microsoft Software Protection Platform Service and is a file responsible for this error. By default, this is a TrustedInstaller protected file and you need to take care of it. To do this, open Windows Explorer and navigate to this path:
C: NWindows System 32
Here, C is the system unit. In the System32 folder, you should find the application file sppsvc.exe .
2]Take the registry key
You must assume the registry key. To do this, open Registry Editor. To do this, press Win + R, type regedit and press the Enter button. Then navigate this path:
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE NSOFTWARE MicrosoftWindows NT CurrentVersion SoftwareProtectionPlatform
Now right click on SoftwareProtectionPlatform and select PERMISSION .
On the list Group or user name , Select sppsvc . Now check the boxes Total control and Read [Allow].
Click the button Manzanita and Good respectively to save the change.
Now, check to see if your issue has been resolved or not.
If that doesn’t help, run DISM and see if it works for you in the end.
I wish you all the best.