I'll make this simple, been using win 8.1 with kmspico for a while now...no problems so far until few days ago i've installed some updates from ms...i usually don't download any updates with any "protection/licence" in the description. that was a few days ago...only today my laptop began going to sleep and freezing randomly....i checked event viewr...it said "thermal event" so trusting it.....i blew the vents with my mouth a complete idiot. tried reinstalling kmspico (latest) but the problem persisted....somehow i instinctively knew....... and stopped the sppsvc service...AND aLL IS WELL now...no "Thermal Events"......but, sppsvc keeps running againg...i have to stop it again....i tried disabling it and deleting the service(via admin cmd) it still says access denied...how do i stop this permanently? any thing to do with kmspico? am i missing something? pls answer...i'm now always keeping the Sppsvc properties dialog box on my desktop always....just to make sure to keep it stopped....see.... not an elegant solution. pardon my english.