Automatically fix error 1079 in Windows (KB 2478117)

If you receive the following error message

“Error 1079: The account specified for this service is different from the account specified for other services running in the same process”

and services fail to start on a computer that is running Windows Server 2008, Windows Vista, Windows 2008 R2 or Windows 7, then you can fix it with a Microsoft fixit 50671.


If you prefer to fixit it manually or want to read more info then please read KB article 2478117


Comments (14)
  1. Rolliss says:

    Thank you. It's working 100%

  2. Horse Cave says:

    did not work

  3. robmar says:

    Horse – did you get a specific error message

    anythign else in the KB article of use?


  4. Bryan says:

    Fixed it.


  5. CJS says:

    I am using Windows 8 Consumer Review and it says this does not apply to your system. Did not work.

  6. Nicka says:

    As a side note, I got the error on an XP machine, not a Win7 (or other) one.



  7. wally says:

    did not work

  8. jebaraj says:

    did not work

  9. Dale Brandt says:

    Worked great, I was able to turn windows firewall on again   Thanks

  10. Diggity says:

    i can't get my windows audio to start, keep getting the 1079 error msg. I am getting absolutely pissed, some one please help me to fix this issue! i have tried about 50 diff sites n techniques with no prevale.

  11. robmar says:

    Diggity – maybe then the speakers are broken?

  12. Afnan says:

    It is not working on Windows 8 🙁

  13. Sunsheyn says:

    Didn't work for me – audio services still won't start

  14. Guy Tasmowski says:

    Same issue. Windows audio services can't start. Always error code 1079

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