Error 0x80080015, Activation requires a display name that must exist under the CLSID key

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Error 0x80080015 Activation requires a display name under the CLSID key

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The error contains neither a resolution link nor any other information about it. To solve this problem, make sure Windows is enabled on your PC. The error may also occur when Windows is not enabled. Thanks to the suggestion made here under Microsoft Community,, we can solve this problem with the following fix:

1 Press Windows + R combination, type Regedt32.exe into the Run dialog box and press Enter to open Registry Editor.

2 Navigate to next location :



3. In the right pane of this position, you see that has value data as 1 to change it:

4 Change value data (16) to 0. Click OK. Close the registry editor (16) and restart the computer. You don’t get that error anymore.

Let us know if it helps!

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