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How to fix cannot add features to Windows 8

December 23, 2012 Leave a comment Go to comments

Windows 8 is providing an upgrade option to add features to your PC to get a different Edition of Windows 8.

To do this you open Control Panel > System Properties and click on Get more features with a new edition of Windows. You then buy a key and enter it via Add features to Windows 8  link.

Normally in such a scenario, your Windows 8 should upgrade to a higher edition. But in rare situations, you may find that the feature does not get added but instead a system restore operation starts, and your Windows returns to the previous state.

In such a case you can find if a service called NLS Service is present on your computer.

To do so, open the Win+X menu, type services.msc and hit Enter to open Services. Here check if you can find NLS Service. The NLS Service runs nlssrv32.exe and is part of Nalpeiron License Management. This service enables products that use the Nalpeiron Licensing System such as Symantec Software.

So if you find the NLS Service, change its start-up type to Disabled and restart the computer.

Once you have done this, try to add new features to Windows 8.

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