Error C00D277F or “Secure storage protection error. Restore your licenses from a previous backup and try again.” might be solved by doing the following.
- Open My Computer
- Goto Tools | Folder Options
- Click the View Tab
- Select “Show Hidden Files and Folders”
- Check “Display Contents of System Folders”
- Uncheck “Hide Extensions for Known file types”
- Uncheck Hide Protected Operating Systems Files”
- Click OK
After that navigate to the following folder based on your Operating System.
- Microsoft Windows XP: C:\Documents and Settings\All Users\DRM
- Microsoft Windows 2000: C:\Documents and Settings\All Users\DRM
- Microsoft Windows 98: C:\Windows\All Users\DRM
- Microsoft Windows Millennium Edition (Me): C:\Windows\DRM
You can test if this has worked by going to http://wmtap.smdisp.net/janus/download.asp?CaseID=9TC1&Content=9TC1_128_44_16_2_CBR.wma. Play this content in Windows Media Player and should force you to acquire a security upgrade, then acquire a license. One user also noted that running the Personal License Update Wizard from http://www.microsoft.com/windows/windowsmedia/drm/pluwiz.aspx fixed the problem from them.
NOTE: Use at own risk! If this in some way screws up “something”, a call to Microsoft Product Support may to needed to fix it. If nothing above helps, calling Product Support would be the next step anyway, however.