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Windows 7: Cannot access to slui.exe

10 Jun 2011   #1

Windows 7 Professional 64 bit SP 1
Cannot access to slui.exe

When i press the "Activate Windows now" or "Change product key" it then appear "Windows cannot access the specified device,path or file. You may not have the appropriate permissions to access the item". So what the hell should i do?

Anyway, is this website trusted?
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10 Jun 2011   #2

Windows 7 Ultimate x64/Windows 8 Consumer Preview x64/Ubuntu 11.04

Hi Mual,

The following tutorial should help. I do realise that it is based around anti-virus issues but give it a shot.

Can’t activate Windows 7 properly! (slui.exe – 0x80072EE2) | Windows 7 Themes

Hope that helps.
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10 Jun 2011   #3

Windows 7 Ultimate SP1 64-Bit

Try this method:

Click Start and type slui.exe 4 then press Enter to invoke the Activation Wizard.

Use the drop-down list to choose your area then call the number.

You'll be asked how many computers you've installed the software on (one, naturally) and will be asked to punch in the Installation ID using your telephone touchpad.

If that is accepted you'll be given the Activation ID. Instead of entering it straightaway, write it down so that you have a copy, and then enter it in the Activation ID fields.

Click Next and you should have an activated version of Windows.
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10 Jun 2011   #4

Vista Home Premium x86 SP2


No, they are NOT to be trusted. At risk of lawyers breaking my front door down, I cannot explicitly say that they are a scam or malicious, but they are not effective, and not to be trusted.

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10 Jun 2011   #5
Coke Robot

Windows 7 Ultimate x64

Generally, if you can't access slui.exe, that may mean that the Windows Activation Technology may have been hacked, as that is what WAT hacking software does to illegally activate Windows. May I ask, did someone install Windows 7 for you? If they did illegally activate it, it doesn't necessarily mean that Microsoft is going to blast down your front door and arrest you.
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15 Jun 2011   #6

Windows 7 Professional 64 bit SP 1

I will try and let you guys know the result...
Recently I'm not able to online cause I'm busy.
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31 Jan 2014   #7

windows 7 64bits

Okey, Ladies and gentleman i am very new to this forum but i have the knowledge of how to fix this issue.
i feel that i need to share this with you guys. OK first of all You have been denied to use the slui.exe correct?
i am also sure that you tried to open it as admin. OK what i did here was a simple thing. this is also the same for example if you want to open or replace a file and tells you that you do not have permission to do so. well please follow me and sorry for my bad English to........ what i did here is go to C:/windows(right click) properties/security tab/advanced un check the box(include heritable permissions from this object's parent). it will of course give you extra permission it worked for me so...
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01 Feb 2014   #8

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Win 7 x64 Home Premium (and x86 VirtualBox VM)/Win10

You have posted some interesting stuff - but not a lot of real information.
Please expand.
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07 Aug 2014   #9

Windows 7 Ultimate
Easy to fix

Just download and install MS Update KB971003 below.

Description of the update for Windows Activation Technologies
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07 Aug 2014   #10

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Win 7 x64 Home Premium (and x86 VirtualBox VM)/Win10

That update 'fixes' nothing - it merely forces the machine to do a periodic self-check to test for corruptions and counterfeits.
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