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Error 8111 or 8112

Error 8111 and 8112 indicates Rosetta Stone® was unable to access its activation files. The error can be caused for the following reasons:

  • Insufficient privileges to run Rosetta Stone.
  • The activation service is disabled.
  • The activation service needs to be updated.

Here's how to fix it:

If you are using Windows XP, please click here

If you are using Windows Vista, 7, or 8 please click here

General

Please click on a link above to see instructions specific to your operating system.

On Windows XP

First, ensure the activation service is not disabled:

  1. Click Windows Start , and then Run .
  2. Type: services.msc and click OK .
  3. Locate Flexnet Licensing Service .  Right-click it and click Properties .
  4. Change the Startup type to Manual if it is not already.
  5. Click OK .
  6. Close the services window.
  7. Open Rosetta Stone by clicking Windows Start, All Programs, Rosetta Stone, Rosetta Stone Version 3, and then Rosetta Stone Version 3.
  8. Attempt to activate.
  9. If you received error 8112 again, then proceed to the next section.

Next, update the activation service:

  1. Click Windows Start , and then Run .
  2. Type: services.msc and click OK .
  3. Locate Flexnet Licensing Service . Right-click it and click Stop . If Stop is grayed out, then it is already stoppe d.
  4. Close the Services window.
  5. Click Windows Start and then My Computer .
  6. Double-click (C:) drive , Program Files , Rosetta Stone , and then Rosetta Stone Version 3 .
  7. Double-click service_installer.exe .
  8. Close the folder window.
  9. Open Rosetta Stone by clicking Windows Start, All Programs, Rosetta Stone, Rosetta Stone Version 3, and then Rosetta Stone Version 3.

On Windows Vista, 7, or 8

First, ensure the activation service is not disabled:

  1. Click Windows Start .
  2. In the search type: services.msc and press Enter .
  3. Locate Flexnet Licensing Service .  Right-click it and click Properties .
  4. Ensure Startup type: is Manual .
  5. Close the Services window.
  6. Open Rosetta Stone by clicking Windows Start, type Rosetta Stone in the Search box and click Rosetta Stone Version 3.
  7. Attempt to activate.
  8. If you received error 8112, then proceed to the next section.

Next, run the Rosetta Stone application as an Administrator:

  1. Click Windows Start , and then Computer .
  2. Double-click (C:) , Program Files (or Program Files(x86)), Rosetta Stone , and then Rosetta Stone Version 3 .
  3. Right-click Rosetta Stone Version 3 and click Run as Administrator .
  4. Attempt to activate.
  5. If you received error 8112, then proceed to the next section.  If you opened successfully, then move to step 6.
  6. Close Rosetta Stone.
  7. Open Rosetta Stone by clicking Windows Start, type Rosetta Stone in the Search box and click Rosetta Stone Version 3.
  8. If no error appeared, then the issue is solved.  If you received error 8112, then go to Windows Start, and then My Computer.
  9. Double-click (C:) drive , Program Files , Common Files , and then Macrovision Shared .
  10. Right-click Flexnet Publisher and click Delete .
  11. Close the folder window.
  12. Click Windows Start , and then Computer .
  13. Double-click (C:) drive , Program Files (or Program Files(x86)), Rosetta Stone , and then Rosetta Stone Version 3 .
  14. Right-click Rosetta Stone Version 3 and click Run as Administrator .
  15. If you receive error 8112, then proceed to the next section.

Next, update your activation service:

  1. Click Windows Start .
  2. In the search type: services.msc and press Enter .
  3. Locate Flexnet Licensing Service .  Right-click it and click Stop .  If Stop is grayed out, then it is already stopped.
  4. Close the Services window.
  5. Click Windows Start and then Computer .
  6. Double-click (C:) drive , Program Files , Rosetta Stone , and then Rosetta Stone Version 3 .
  7. Double-click the service_installer file.
  8. Close the folder window.
  9. Open Rosetta Stone by clicking Windows Start, type Rosetta Stone in the Search box and click Rosetta Stone Version 3.
  10. Attempt to activate.

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