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Recently I deleted sppsvc.exe file located in windows/system32 directory, it is Software Protection Service file. Because of that, my office and windows are no longer activated. Is there any way to recover sppsvc.exe without reinstalling Windows 10?

I already tried putting in system32 sppsvc.exe that I downloaded from one of those dll-downloading sites but I get error "Windows cannot verify the digital signature for this file..."

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    From an elevated command prompt, try running SFC /SCANNOW, let that run, reboot, and then see if it's back. Let me know if that helps you any. – Pimp Juice IT Feb 20 '17 at 4:22
  • @Walmart Thank you very much, That command did system scan and downloaded sppsvc.exe and generated Log file. Feel free to add your comment as an answer so I can mark it as correct answer. – Dragon Feb 20 '17 at 5:39
  • Dragon - I just added the answer, I'm glad to help and glad to hear your issue is resolved. – Pimp Juice IT Feb 20 '17 at 6:19
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    What possessed you to do a thing like that!?!?!?!?!?!? – Moshe Katz Feb 20 '17 at 18:19
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    @Dragon LOL--well you learned a good lesson. Next time hit up Google first to see what you might be putting in the Trash Can. – Twisty Impersonator Mar 6 '17 at 20:54
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Is there any way to recover sppsvc.exe without reinstalling Windows 10?

From an elevated command prompt, run SFC /SCANNOW, let that run and finish, reboot the OS aftewards, and that should get the missing system file loaded back onto the OS.


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